ISO 9001: 2015 – What to expect and how to survive the new revision

The November 2014 section meeting will focus on the changes in the upcoming ISO 9001:2015 edition of the international quality management standard, exploring some of the new requirements, and the new challenges that will be faced by users, along with “survival strategies” for navigating the future.

New Requirements

  • The new “high level structure” arrangement of requirements
  • Context of the organization
  • Updated process approach requirements
  • The introduction of Risk
  • Human factors

Anticipated Problems

  • Negative feedback already received on the Working Draft / Committee Draft
  • Threats of “decoupling” (dropping ISO 9001) by major industries
  • Possibility of return to 2nd Party audits due to lack of confidence in 9001 certification

Impact on ISO 9001 certified companies

  • Vague language introduces interpretation clash between clients and registrars
  • Potential – and expensive – pitfalls in implementation or upgrading

Survival Strategies

  • Interpreting the new standard to get the most value
  • Minimizing “upgrade” expenses
  • Holding fast on the interpretation against registrars and others
  • Marketing ISO 9001 certification in the post-ISO era

Date/Time: Wednesday Novemeber 12th, 2014 – 6:00 – 8:30 pm Buffet dinner to be served.

Location: Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street
Direction to the Campus – Entrance is on the corner of 60th and 9th. Please sign in at the guard desk and ask for directions to the Atrium.

About the Presenters: Presented in conjunction with Fordham University byChristopher Paris is a former member of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC 176, the committee responsible for the ISO 9000 family of standards. An expert on ISO 9001 and AS9100, he is VP Operations of Oxebridge Quality Resources International, an ISO 9001 and AS9100 consulting firm whose clients include SpaceX, Lufthansa, L3 Communications, and more than 200 small and medium sized organizations. He is the author of Eyesore 9000, a satire of ISO 9001, which has been downloaded nearly a quarter of a million times, and is a leading voice for change within ISO for the benefit of standards users.Registration:

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