Differences Between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015

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February 22, 2017

If you are pursuing certification to ISO 9001:2015, it is likely that you already have ISO 9001:2008 certification under your belt. The 2008 revision lapses in mid-September of 2018, and it’s time to get serious about transitioning.

Companies have plenty of questions about the transition to ISO 9001:2015, but the new revision of the standard should not be cause for concern. Though the 2015 version looks different and feels different than the one from 2008, the two are extremely similar.

An emphasis on processes and the addition of risk management are two of the main differences found in the new revision. Other changes are more subtle, but proper preparation will ensure your organization is ready. Learn more about the new revision and its timeline.


About The Author | John Sedlak

John R. Sedlak is Owner of Sedlak Consulting (J&S Sedlak, LLC) located in North Canton, OH. Mr. Sedlak's professional, engineering and quality control/quality assurance career spans more than 45 years. Prior to launching Sedlak Consulting, he was Vice President, COO of Smithers Quality Assessments. He has also held engineering, supervisory and management positions in various industries, including plastics, chemicals, electronics, home appliances, steel manufacture and fabrication, and gas and diesel engines.

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