Given the aviation, space, and defense industry’s challenges and complexities, AS9100 certification enables organizations and suppliers to standardize quality management system requirements at all levels of the supply chain. Companies seeking certification understand the need for a quality management system that enables them to standardize QMS requirements in order to produce and continually improve safe, reliable products to meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. We understand that:
Implementing and maintaining a cost efficient quality management system and managing suppliers throughout the supply chain remain a major challenge.
Integration of AS9100 requirements with regulatory requirements and the newly released ISO 9001:2015 is essential.
Inefficient documentation that lacks security and control will negativity impact your quality management system.
Your Competitive Advantage
There are clear, empirical competitive advantages for manufacturing companies that implement the AS9100 standard for their quality management:
A Requirement – Most of the major aircraft engine manufacturers require their suppliers to be certified to AS9100.
Product Reliability – A well-documented quality management system to AS9100s requirements minimizes risk, and subsequently, nonconforming product. Your customers can consistently rely on product quality.
Demand – There’s a growing public demand for product safety that drives the need for product quality and continuous improvement.
Given these challenges, QSI provides a wide range of certification solutions to help you achieve certification and keep your quality management system running efficiently.
QSI offers a proven path to certification, backed by numerous years of industry experience. Whether your quality management system is in need of major or minor changes, our approach helps to foster quality commitment within your organization from the top down.
With QSI, your path to certification and compliance comes with various levels of technical assistance and support. Our consulting services include:
Cost efficient implementation and a dedicated consultant to track your certification timeline.
Customized development of manuals, procedures, work instructions, job descriptions, etc.
Access to your online, web-based QMS portal that houses all your documentation and integrates all your management system standards in a secure location. We provide:
♦ Software setup and deployment
♦ Employee training in software modules and procedures
♦ Data imports of all existing documentation
♦ Ongoing system support and software upgrades
Internal audit and management review
Observations during your certification audit to provide additional guidance.
Implementation and Integration
Many companies seeking AS9100 certification choose to integrate their management system standards into one, homogenized approach to management. To implement these array of requirements, QSI provides services to help make implementation and certification seamless. ISO 9001 certification is undoubtedly at the basis of any effective quality management system, no matter your company size – small or large, public or private, manufacturing and service companies alike. Our services make the integration of these two standards hassle-free.
For companies wishing to integrate additional management system standards, our mission is to develop a customized solution that meets your business needs.
Benefits of AS9100 Certification
♦ Reduce costs
♦ Improve operational efficiency, productivity, and product reliability
♦ Customer satisfaction - meet customer requirements
♦ Access to new markets
♦ Increase market share and sales
♦ Compliance with regulatory requirements
Breakdown of AS9100 QMS Requirements
♦ Documentation Requirements
♦ Management Responsibility
♦ Resource Management
♦ Product Realization
♦ Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement
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Key QMS Software Features
As a tool to assist you in the AS9100 certification process, QSI’s approach is to provide our clients with full system access to our web-based QMS portal, uniquely designed to streamline your processes from the top down. Working together, the applications in the software make your QMS more efficient.
Improve Your QMS Efficiency
QSI's web-based quality management software comes loaded with over 20 applications that help you leverage and streamline your business processes. The software applications easily integrate with each other so your QMS stays compliant and runs efficiently. Easily integrate processes, such as:
Corrective and Preventive Action, and much more
Know exactly what's going on in all aspects of your management system. Real-time dashboards give you great visibility and insight. With dashboard reports, you can identify your company's opportunity for improvement and steadily decrease systemic issues, including corrective actions, customer returns or complaints, and audit deficiencies.
Dashboard reports allow you to analyze data and identify trends. For example, view your company's gradual decrease in nonconformities, and watch your company improve its efficiency over time.
Instantly access all your documentation at the click of a mouse with our self-hosted, web-based QMS portal. All information is stored on our secure servers, eliminating the need for expensive IT costs and implementation. Get visibility to all areas of your QMS, across all your departments and locations world wide - no matter your company size.
Hassle no more during an audit. With quick search and record retrieval, our software allows you to quickly access your QMS documentation without flipping though mounds of paperwork. The system also comes pre-configured with various sort and filter options, which can also be customized to meet your needs.
Get Notifications. Track Due Dates.
Track due dates with interactive calendar management. Get email notifications of key due dates, such as:
Calibration / maintenance due dates
CAPA / NCR approval and assignment
All the software applications you need to manage your compliance.
Bud Weightman, President of QSI, is an international management systems expert involved with management and technical systems for over 40 years. As President of QSI, Bud is involved with the industry committees responsible for emerging requirements, including: revision of API specifications, leading various API Task Groups, and lead auditor for the accreditation of SEMS Audit Providers through the Center for Offshore Safety. Bud’s experience includes working with ISO 9001, ISO 14000, and OHSAS 18000 management systems, as well as industry-specific certification schemes such as API Q1 and Q2, AS9100, ASME systems, and numerous other standards.
Other Key Consulting Services
Pre-assessments for determining your conformance/compliance readiness
Technical conformity assessments
Gap analyses for comprehensive conformity/compliance checks
Manual and procedure reviews, detailing the missing pieces in your own manual and/or procedures
Regulatory compliance assessments