You have until September 2018, ISO 9001:2015 to adapt to ISO 9001:2015. Our free white paper explains how to assess your weighing processes and meet the new risk-based thinking approach to quality management.
Greifensee, Switzerland – 1st June, 2018 – The quality of raw materials determines the subsequent stages of most industrial processes. Ensuring quality in this area is paramount and can help a company stay ahead of its competitors.
In the spirit of maintaining this important edge, ISO 9001-certified companies have until September 2018 to adapt to ISO 9001:2015.This involves upgrading their quality management systems (QMS) and being recertified to ensure ongoing compliance.
Major ISO 9001:2015 changes to be aware of include:
Structure. The new structure makes it implementation more consistent and thus easier for companies using multiple management systems.
Leadership and commitment. Corporate management must show it is committed to the new QMS and ensure it becomes an integral part of company culture.
Process approach. Continuing to be important, this approach emphasizes systematic management of all process interactions.
Risk-based thinking. This focus on risk-based thinking is perhaps the most significant change. While historically prominent, the new version builds risk-based thinking into the entire QMS.
The “Plan-Do-Check-Act” or PDCA cycle is integral to implementation and can be applied to all processes and to the QMS as a whole. It includes:
- Planning for system objectives (resources, risks and opportunities)
- Doing/implementing the plan
- Checking processes, products and services against plan and reporting results
- Acting to improve performance, as necessary
METTLER TOLEDO's Good Weighing PracticeTM (GWP®) supports the PDCA approach and risk-based thinking of ISO 9001:2015. It can help you determine whether balances and scales of any manufacturer comply with national and international standards such as NTEP Handbook 44 or OIML. It can also help you improve quality by defining the accuracy of your weighing processes and identifying inherent risks for both your business and your customers.
About METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging and holds a leading position in certain process analytics applications. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at www.mt.com.
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