Friday, June 24, 2016

Transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 standards

I am happy to inform that I have been successful in completing a consultancy assignment towards taking a company in Bangalore, for transition from ISO 9001:2008 to the next version of ISO 9001:2015 standards. This company is the first company in Bangalore to be recommended by TUV for ISO 9001:2015 standards.
This has been achieved in a record time of 3 months during December, 2015-March, 2016, from initiation to the end. While transiting, major conceptual changes have been addressed and incorporated, minor changes in the procedures and in the Quality Manual were made and marginal changes were done in tweaking of the system. The new concepts which have been introduced in the updated standards, include
  • Context of the organisation, 
  • Leadership& commitment, 
  • Risk based thinking, 
  • Control on outsourced processes, products, & services, 
  • Internal and external communications, and 
  • Performance monitoring.                                                                                                                                                      
These were conceptualized, incorporated, and implemented successfully.
External audit was carried out by TUV, Nord and the company was recommended for certification without any observations/non-conformity.
This has ensured validation of the- understanding of the concepts, templates and processes I had developed,approaches deployed, methodology used were adequate to meet the requirements of the standard and the needs & expectations of the certification body.
AS can be seen, major changes has a focus on integrating Business Management with the system management. Focus is more on performance based requirements, under specific organisational conditions as envisaged by the Leadership. Therefore, the transition calls for the following- 14 major conceptual changes to be addressed, 17 minor changes in the Apex Manual and the control procedures and 22 marginal changes that calls for tweaking of the system,
THE EXISTING PROCESSES AND THE PROCEDURES BEING PRACTICED CAN BE CONTINUED AS THEY ARE.
I am suggesting to companies to upgrade the documentation which can be customized to suit the  the organisational culture, products & services offered and to meet the standards requirements, training on the concepts and the requirements of the new standards, carry out an Internal Audit from a qualified Transition Auditor and go in for upgradation audit. This would be particularly helpful for small and medium industries.
I have the necessary templates, and the other relevant documentation to effect this transition in a short time frame and in a cost- effective manner.  I have also upgraded myself by getting qualified through IRCA Regsitered Tranistion Course
I am here to provide a service to meet your upgradation/new requirements for QMS, from concept to certification

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