The ISO 9001 standard has now be upgraded to 2015 edition. If your organization are still in 2008 edition, you are given 3 years time for the conversion. The due date for the conversion is September 2018. Since it has been revised to meet the needs of today’s business world, we recommend that you update your quality management system to fit the market needs.
Here are the ideas of steps for your company to go through for the conversion journey.
Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the new edition of ISO 9001 standard. A correlation matrix, available from ISO/TC 176/SC 2, will help you identify if parts of the standard have been moved to other sections.
Step 2: Identify any organizational gaps which need to be addressed based on new edition
Step 3: Develop an implementation plan for the organization
Step 4: Provide new edition awareness training to all parties that have an impact on the effectiveness
of the organization
Step 5: Update your quality management system to meet the new edition standard
Step 6: Schedule the transition audit with the certification body