Some buyers in the U.S. are requesting equipment to ISO 15156, and then saying that the supplying company has to be ISO registered, i.e., has ISO 9002 in place (quality standard). As far as I know these are unrelated issues; a supplier to ISO 15156 does not have to be ISO 9002 registered. Can the Maintenance Panel confirm that ISO 9002 is not a requirement for supply to ISO 15156? Is there an equivalent U.S. standard to ISO 9002?
ISO 9002 is NOT referenced in any of the ISO 15156 parts. That means ISO 9002 is not necessary to comply with ISO 15156.
If ISO 9002 is part of a contract between two business parties, ISO 9002 becomes a requirement based on the contract, not based on ISO 15156.
In addition, ISO 9002 has been replaced by ISO 9001: Quality management systems–Requirements.
There are no widely accepted American equivalents to either ISO 9002 or ISO 9001.
This question is in relation to NACE MR0175/ISO 15156
Reference: ISO 15156 Maintenance Panel Inquiry #2009-25
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