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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

‘Oxebridge’ Calls for Temporary Halt to ISO 9001:2015 Development

‘Oxebridge’ Calls for Temporary Halt to ISO 9001:2015 Development

Christopher Peris

‘Oxebridge Quality Resource International’ (‘Oxebridge’) is a quality management implementation boutique started by Christopher Peris, a process engineer, in 1998. I am impressed with his passion to quality management implementation as he believes that:

- ISO 9001 QMS implementation should not shut down the operations of the organization that implements the QMS,
- ISO 9001 implementation should not require endless meetings, over-calibration or unnecessary documentation
- ISO 9001 consultants should do the implementation work themselves, not require the client to do it.

His approach to implement QMS is different from others that has a right direction philosophy: 'Implementation should be fast, low-impact and highly effective.'

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is in the process of developing ISO 9001:2015.and 'ISO/TC 176 Sub-committee 2' has already issued working draft for ISO 9001:2015. Many QMS professionals feel that development work lacks many points; however, Christopher Peris has taken the lead to mention those ‘converging factors’ that will damage the QMS standard. In this connection ‘Oxebridge’ has released a paper ‘A Public Call for Temporary Cessation of Work on the Development of ISO 9001:2015’ on April 15, 2013 citing four ‘converging factors’ that it feels will damage both ISO and the ISO 9001 QMS Standard, if the standard is allowed to proceed. One of the factors is: ‘Failure to fully develop the foundational Quality Management Principles prior to drafting of the Working Draft.’ 'ISO/TC 176 Sub-committee 2' has already issued working draft for ISO 9001:2015 and the foundational quality management principles are yet to be developed.

Those interested to know more in this regard may read the article on the subject at http://www.oxebridge.com/emma/?p=1589 .

With best wishes,

Keshav Ram Singhal

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