A new standard, ISO/TS 9002, Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2015, is being developed to assist users in implementing an ISO 9001-based quality management system.
The Technical Specification (TS) is intended to be informative and provide guidance on the requirements in ISO 9001, with a clause by clause correlation to clauses 4-10 in ISO 9001.
ISO/TS 9002 will not add new requirements to ISO 9001. However, it will give examples of what an organization can do. These examples will not be definitive and only represent possibilities, not all of which are necessarily suitable for every organization.
ISO 9001 contains requirements that can be objectively audited or assessed. ISO/TS 9002 will include examples, descriptions, and options to help implement a quality management system and to strengthen its relation to the overall management of an organization.
While the guidelines in ISO/TS 9002 will be consistent with the ISO 9001 quality management system model, they are not intended to provide interpretations of the requirements in ISO 9001 or be used for audit purposes.
ISO/TS 9002 is currently at the Committee Draft level.
We will keep you informed of the publication timeline.