Published On : Tue, Mar 24th, 2015

ISO 9001-2015 Focus on Strategic Management & Risk Management – Dr Raja Iyer

DSC_0017Nagpur, March 19 : The new ISO 9001:2015 standards has its focus on the issues related to Strategic Management and Risk Management which are the heart of today’s market scenario said Dr Raja Iyer while addressing a gathering at VIA Hall this evening.

Dr. Raja Iyer, Honorary Director, Quality Management & Systems Academy, was speaking at a programme on “Understanding the Development of New ISO 9001:2015, International Quality Management System Standards’ organized by HRD Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association.

Elaborating on the subject, Dr Iyer said, that ISO standards have evolved over a period of 30 years and actually reflect the current business environment and the address the challenges faced by the organization in today’s market scenario.  Also the premises of Process Approach to Management has been further reinforced in the New Standard in terms of specific requirement within the Standards.  This was earlier only referenced, based on which the Management system requirements were defined.

The New standards also have done away with Procedural requirements including Manuals and Documented procedures and have adopted a dynamic approach to Documentation.  The Documentation henceforth required is based on size of the organization and complexities of its operation and shall be aimed at achieving the organizations own objectives and performance.

One of the important requirements envisaged in the new standards, requires the organization to define the context in which the organization proposes to operate in terms of its scope of activities. Identification of Internal & External Issues that can affect QMS has to be an Integral Part of Organizations Management System.

Dr Iyer added, ISO body at Geneva has published the Draft ISO 9001:2015 standards, the latest proposed edition of the International Standard, used by organizations in more than175 countries as the framework for their quality management systems (QMS). ISO 9001:2015, Quality management system – Requirements will come into force from 15th September 2015 shall be the fifth edition of the standard, first published in 1987 and which has become the global benchmark for providing assurance about the ability of an organization to satisfy quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction in supplier-customer relationships. Even though based on the principles of Process Based Management systems, changes in ISO 9001:2015 are set to be particularly significant as a result of fundamental changes to both its structure and its contents. Complying with the revised requirements will present new challenges for quality and audit professionals alike.

He concluded by saying that successful implementation will require Understanding the requirements of all Stake Holders including customers, Employees, Suppliers, Legal bodies, society at large and Owners.

The discussion was followed by a question answer sessions, in which the queries of the participants were aptly answered by the speaker. The programme was attended by various owners from industrialists, consultants, service sectors and management students.

Earlier, Dr Raja Iyer was welcomed by Shri Rohit Agrawal, Hon Secretary, VIA and gave his welcome address. Shri Girish Deodhar, Chairman, HRD Forum, gave the opening remarks and conducted the proceedings. Dr Smita Dabholkar, Convener, HRD Forum introduced the speaker. While Shri Ashit Sinha, Vice President, VIA summed up the discussion.