AS9100 is an international management system standard for the aircraft space and defence (AS&D) industry. This standard gives suppliers to the industry a comprehensive quality management system to ensure safe and reliable products. AS9100 also addresses civil and military aviation requirements. AS9100 is an international management system standard for the aircraft space and defence (AS&D) industry. This standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality management system for providing safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry. AS9100 also addresses civil and military aviation requirements. This standard is in line with the 9001 standards however more emphasis on: conformance to customer, regulatory and statutory requirements (safety and airworthiness) Configuration management, production process verification (first article inspection) change control etc. By working towards a QMS and gaining this certification is to assure your organisation consistently meets customers’ needs by controlling the core processes that affect them such as design, sales orders, inspection, production, delivery etc.
Where do I start?
The best place to start is with us. We can arrange a no obligation, face-to-face meeting to help you thoroughly understand the AS9100 standard and discuss the steps that your business can take to reach certification. Our Yorkshire consultancy service aims to build a relationship with you and get to know your business. This means we can provide a bespoke and effective service that helps you feel at ease.
The steps to reaching accreditation include, firstly, identifying the implementation team and creating a quality manual that defines your core business and objectives. This should include commitments towards meeting the requirements of the customer and compliance with the international standards.
Along with the policy, you will create and maintain high-level procedures as you work towards certification. These detail how the organisation’s processes are designed and controlled to ensure only the current version is available to employees.
If you currently have a quality management system in place, then our professional team provide a gap analysis to identify areas within your system that already meet the requirements of AS9100 standard and which parts you should target.
To reach AS9100 accreditation, organisations must continually monitor and document their QMS, and periodically review it, via internal audits and analysis of data. This ensures continual improvement and opportunities within the business. Management is responsible for an internal review of the QMS on a regular basis.
What are the benefits to my organisation?
• Provides assurance to company management and employees, as well as external stakeholders, that quality is at the heart of your business.
• Gain a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
• Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication.
• Increased profitability as productivity improves and rework costs are reduced.
• Increased customer satisfaction.
• Defects are caught early and corrected at a lower cost.
• Greater employee awareness.
How can Clear Quality help?
We have a team of qualified and dedicated consultants that will support you and your business every step of the way by creating, implementing and managing the perfect quality management system. This QMS will suit your individual business’s needs and objectives, ensuring compliance to the requirements of the international standards, and work with you to continually improve the quality across your provision.
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