Gearing up for the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS)

Senior staff at Jordon have been examining the requirements for the new ISO standard in preparation for official application early in 2017. ISO 9001:2015 is now the benchmark QMS featuring ten clauses rather than eight in the now old standard ISO:9001:2008.

ISO 9001:2015 is largely the same as ISO 9001:2008 in the first three clauses but then differs drastically from the fourth clause onwards.

The last seven clauses are now arranged according to the PCDA cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Act).

The following figure shows this.

With this new arrangement, ISO 9001:2015 strives to give additional momentum to the continuous and systematic improvement of processes within organisations, which Continuous Improvement has already been a long standing value of Jordon.

ISO 9001:2015 ups the level of interested parties from only Customers to include Suppliers, personnel, shareholders, legislative bodies, society, internal customers, etc, working from the top down. We feel this is an excellent and inclusive change from ISO 9001:2008 which seals the ethic of teamwork, another Jordon value.

Jon Swallow, Director at Jordon says “ISO:9001:2015 aligns perfectly with Jordon’s existing values and management processes and we are very excited to get started on this very important quality management project. We feel it will officially circle the QMS that already exists within the company and provide a focused system for targeted improvements which will drive the company quality forwards for the benefit of our Customers and other associated parties”.

Work is due to start in January 2017.