ISO 9001:2015 – What’s in it for Supply Chain?

Denise Robitaille, Principal, Robitaille Associates, Southborough, MA, USA 

Keywords: ISO 9001:2015,   Supply Chain,  Purchasing

Industry: All

Level: Intermediate

ABSTRACT

There’s been lots of buzz around keep enhancements in ISO 9001: 2015 focusing on the context of the organization and on risk based thinking. However, scant attention has been paid to the changes in ISO 9001 that relate specifically to purchasing functions, suppliers and their relationship with the organizations they serve. While some of the changes are subtle, others are profound. Requirements have been added, while others that have been enhanced. All of the requirements carry the potential for improved supplier relations. This session will focus on the changes and the benefits that can be derived from successful implementation.

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“ISO 9001 is used by millions of people and organisations around the world and the upcoming 2015 revision will have a big impact on those who work with the standard.

The impact of this revision will be similar to, if not greater than the 2000 edition, which was a major change for accreditation bodies, certification bodies, training organisations, implementing organisations, procurement organisations, consultants and customers.”

An excerpt from IRCA Resources on “ISO 9001: IRCA Supporting the 2015 Revision”, October 2013