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This guidance has been superseded by ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.4 Externally Provided Products and Services. If you want to see a comparison matrix that correlates the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 to the revised requirements of ISO 9001:2015, please click here to begin comparing.
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ISO 9001:2008: Purchasing 7.4 (superseded)
The purchasing process is essential to any organization's ability to provide customers with products that meet their requirements. You should ensure that all purchased products conform to the specified purchase requirements that are generated by the design and development and the customer related processes.
It would be extremely uncommon for purchasing to be excluded from the quality management system. ISO 9001:2008 specifies three aspects to the purchasing process.
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