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Start Your ISO 9001:2015 Transition Now

Posted by Oscar Combs in Blog 12 Jan 2017

It’s Time To Start The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Now!

Why would an organization want to begin their ISO 9001:2015 transition now? This article will outline 3 great reasons. ISO 9001, is a standard that outlines the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations improve efficiency and customer satisfaction. Organizations of all sizes can utilize ISO 9001 to improve their operations and increase their market share. ISO 9001:2015, was published in September 2015. You can learn more about the major changes to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard here.

1.  Don’t Miss The Deadline & Risk Starting Over

If you have ISO 9001:2008, the current deadline to transition to ISO 9001:2015, is September 2018. Companies are allowed to transition at their own pace, but if you hold off too long, you might miss the deadline. If you miss the transition deadline, this will mean you are no longer ISO 9001 certified. You will have to begin the certification process all over again, beginning with the initial (Stage 1 and Stage 2) audits. Losing your ISO 9001 certification might mean missing out on bids and not meet customer requirements. Not only do you need to consider the official ISO deadline, but many certification bodies are also setting their own transition cut-off dates. This means that your audit will have to be scheduled, with enough time to complete your audit and address any nonconformities found.  Some certification bodies have audit cut off dates as early as September 2017. If you decide to wait on transitioning your ISO 9001:2008 system until the middle of 2017, you will have little time to ensure a successful transition. Save time and money by transitioning your system now, to ensure you beat the deadline and remain certified.

2.  Limited Auditor Availability

Many companies are looking to transition their current ISO 9001:2008 system. With limited availability of auditors in certain locations, it might be difficult to fit your company on a Certification Body’s schedule. This will set your business back on achieving certification, and possibly put you at risk for not meeting the deadline. By transitioning your system now and being ready in 2017, you will ensure your company transitions before the deadline.

3.  Immediate Opportunity

Transitioning to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard now, means implementing it before your competitors. Don’t wait until the last minute to transition your system; retain a competitive advantage! By implementing the ISO 9001:2015 standard now, you will be able to take advantage of all the standard has to offer. As soon as you achieve certification you will be able to notify clients and keep them confident in the quality of your services.  Your competitors are also transitioning, so don’t let them get the jump on you.


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