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ISO 9001-2015 Clause 6 Planning
ISO 9001-2015 Mind-map 01 (view in external browser)
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Clause 6 provides guidance on how to plan for the QMS management system, this includes determining and appraising risks and opportunities associated with it, and the actions necessary to deal with these risks and opportunities. This encompasses risk based thinking for hazard identification, determining legal requirements and other requirements, i.e. other commitments the organization had made, and setting objectives for improvement.
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.
The mind-map below attempts to more clearly show the different areas of the standard that clause 6 interacts with...
Contents of Section 6 Planning
Useful integrated management system cross references
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