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Transitioning from ISO 9001-1994 to -2000

Transitioning from ISO 9001-1994 to -2000

Transitioning from ISO 9001-1994 to -2000

There is a body of opinion where I work that our quality operating procedures can be made ISO 9001-2000 compliant by simply adding the newly introduced elements to our existing procedures from our ISO 9001-1994 compliant manual.  This runs against what I have seen and heard, would anyone care to weigh in on this?

RE: Transitioning from ISO 9001-1994 to -2000

The numbering sequence and content of sections between the 1994 and 2000 standards are different.  I don't think you can just add the new sections, your entire QMS will probably have to be rewritten.

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RE: Transitioning from ISO 9001-1994 to -2000


We were going to renumber everything.  My contention is that the elements that remain from -1994 have been changed substantially enough that our existing operating procedures will no longer be in conformance with the standard.  I can't see where just pasting in the elements in -2000 that did not exist in the -1994 standard will bring our quality operating procedures into compliance.  


RE: Transitioning from ISO 9001-1994 to -2000

I agree that it will not be a simple cut & paste process, but nothing has really been added, just rearranged and simplified.  Your registrar should be able to provide you with a list or conversion chart that breaks down the requirements of ISO9001:2000 and how the elements of ISO9001:1994 fill those requirements.  For example:

New 4.1--> requirements of old 4.2.1
New 4.2--> requirements of old 4.2.1,4.2.2,4.5,4.16
New 5.1--> requirements of old 4.1.1
New 5.2--> requiremetns of old 4.3.2
New 5.3--> requirements of old 4.1.1
New 5.4--> requirements of old 4.1.1, 4.2.3
New 5.5--> requiremetns of old,
New 5.6--> requirements of old 4.1.3

Etc, etc.  Your company will still need to conduct a gap analysis, but I think you will find that you probably can use much of what you have in your existing QMS.

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RE: Transitioning from ISO 9001-1994 to -2000

I have been through the transition before. It was not nearly as difficult as I first thought it was going to be. The reference document has an appendix or listing in the back that relates old to new section numbers.

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