FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Certified Companies Seeking ISO 9001:2015 Registration Cautioned to Prepare Early
Tampa, FL/USA – June 6, 2016
The transition from the general management systems standard ISO 9001:2008 to the new 2015 revision is a critical concern among industry professionals, especially as the 2018 deadline approaches.
To help organizations be better prepared, a gap analysis is recommended to fully assess the areas that require attention prior to a final recertification audit. Areas of focus include an evaluation of core processes, leadership, planning, support, operation and improvement. Professional recommendations for improvement allow these organizations to avoid issues and delays further in the process.
Pro QC’s Regional Director in North America, Jennifer Stepniowski, cites a “notable increase in inquiries from small to medium-sized companies concerned about issues with compliance to the new revision. There’s a focus on risk-based thinking and leadership over traditional management. It’s a shift in thinking that many organizations just aren’t ready for. The World Conference on Quality and Improvement just wrapped up, and the 2015 transition was definitely the hot topic.”
Over one million companies and organizations worldwide are already registered to ISO 9001. Noted results from Dallas Business Journal report that 85% of ISO registered firms report external benefits like higher perceived quality, greater customer demand, better market differentiation, greater employee awareness, increased operational efficiency and reduced scrap expense.
The benefits of the 2015 revision include more flexibility with documentation, increase in structured planning for setting objectives, greater focus on achieving conforming products and services and increased opportunities to integrate other standard elements such as environmental, health and safety, etc.
Pro QC offers over three decades of experience in quality and has a reputation for employing highly qualified and skilled professionals. Our ISO 9001 auditors are specialized in the new 2015 requirements, further eliminating the likelihood of delays and multiple recertification audits.
To learn more, visit Pro QC’s website at http://proqc.com/iso9001. A free gap analysis is available for download.
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