ISO 9001: a new age dawns
21.12.2016 - A new version of the ISO 9001 standard has been published. Funk offers ISO Quick Check to determine quickly whether a company needs to take action in order to maintain compliance.
ISO 9001 is the most important quality management standard in the world and therefore an important success factor for companies. The standard, which until now has run under the title ISO 9001:2008, has recently been adapted to current requirements and challenges for companies. According to Nadine Sopart, Account Manager at Funk Risk Consulting, ‘The most important change is that now companies need to take risk management aspects into account.’
Companies must adapt to the following four new aspects of risk management:
Companies must be able to demonstrate that they have knowledge of internal and external influences and are implementing measures to minimise risk.
Risk management consists of four strategies that can be applied to individual risks:
- Cover potential losses yourself
- Transfer the risk
Assessment of external suppliers
External suppliers and partners are assessed in terms of their performance capability and risk of failure.
Opportunity and innovation management
The further development of goods and services according to customer requirements is systematically controlled in a concerted development process. As an experienced risk consultant, Funk can help companies adapt their risk management in a targeted way in compliance with ISO 9001:2015. The free Funk ISO Quick Check can be used to determine quickly whether a company needs to take action or is already in a good position for the transition to the new ISO standard. Developed by Funk, this assessment tool provides companies with a quick look at whether their quality management meets the new requirements of the standard. Nadine Sopart says, ‘ISO 9001:2015 is significantly more practice-oriented than the previous version. Until now, the standard focused on documentation requirements, whereas now process optimisation takes on more importance. For this reason, we are expecting growing acceptance overall of quality management in companies.’