ISO 9001-2015 6.3 Planning for changes


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ISO 9001:2015 Clause 6.3 Planning of changes







ISO 9001:2015 Clause 6.3 Planning of changes


Quality Management Systems are constantly evolving, being driven forward by management aspirations, customers expectations, competition, government and local authority legislation and enforcement, technical and engineering advances, staff suggestion schemes etc etc., and of course not forgetting lessons learned. These changes will need to be structured and planned, and whilst not all will warrant high level extensive evaluation and appraisal the system in place should scale appropriately.

ISO 9001:2015 6.3 Planing mind map


Clause 6.3 Breakdown


6.3 Planning of changes


Being preoccupied with an approach that predominantly looks for unacceptable and unwanted outcomes is an ineffective technique for QMS planning, it is more prudent to look for both risks and opportunities for a more balanced approach.


Whether risks or opportunities are to be shunned, eliminated, decreased, endorsed, accepted, substituted, swapped or commutated will hinge on many and varied factors that an organization will need to evaluate, appraise and plan accordingly, and where necessary act in a timely manner.


Mind map of ISO 9001:2015 6.3 Planning of changes requirements.

Mind map of ISO 9001:2015 6.3 Planning of changes requirements

 Mind map of typical areas for consideration when planning.

ISO 9001:2015 6.3 typical areas for consideration when planning



Useful integrated management system cross references


ISO 14001


No equivalent clause


ISO 45001


No equivalent clause


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