Manufacturing Industry

For manufacturing companies seeking certification, we offer full-service certification assistance to get you in compliance.
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Industry Challenges and Insights 

Within the manufacturing industry, maintaining complete visibility throughout the supply chain remains a major challenge – for their own compliance and that of their suppliers. Because of this, manufacturing companies are now seeking a more structured approach to how they manage QHSE (Quality, Health and Safety, and Environmental) and compliance from within their organization. Now more than ever, manufacturers are feeling the increased pressure to comply with various requirements, which may include:

The Manufacturing Company’s Requirements
Customer Requirements
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Industry Guidelines
Industry Codes and Standards
Statutory and Regulatory Requirements
Manufacturing companies can expect to see a quicker return-on-investment when implementing and integrating their requirements and QHSE standards with an effective management system solution on their path to certification. In the end, effective management leads to increased product quality, which ultimately boosts customer satisfaction and sales.

Implementation and Integration

Many manufacturing companies seek 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. Standards that integrate with 9001’s requirements include:

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ISO 14001:2004; Environmental Management System
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ISO 13485:2003; Medical Devises Manufacturing
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ISO/TS 16949:2009; Automotive Manufacturing
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ISO/IEC/TR 18001:1999; Occupational Health & Safety
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ISO/IEC 17025:2005; Testing & Calibration Labs
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AS 9100C:2009; Aircraft, Space & Defense
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API Spec. Q1 / Q2; Manufacturing and Service Organizations in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry
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ISO 27001; Information Security Management
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ISO 50001; Energy Management
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ISO 26000; Social Responsibility

Certification Solutions

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:

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Cost efficient implementation and a dedicated consultant to track your certification timeline.
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Customized development of manuals, procedures, work instructions, job descriptions, etc.
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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

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Internal audit and management review
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Observations during your certification audit to provide additional guidance.

Popular Software Apps for Compliance

Which software apps do most companies value to effectively track their quality management system?

♦  Document Control

♦  NCR & CAPA

♦  Competency & Training

♦  Calibration & Maintenance

♦  Change & Risk Management

Customer Testimonial

“We are a delighted customer from the services provided by QSI during our QMS software implementation. They provided continuous support, a proactive approach, guidance throughout the process, and highly resolved issues amicably.”

Irshad Shaikh

Manager, Quality Assurance and Audits, Future Pipe Industries, LLC

Make Software Your Competitive Advantage

Automate the processes required for certification with QMS software.

♦  Reduce the manhours spent on data entry

♦  House all your management system standards under one platform

♦  Reduce the time it takes for certification

♦  Gain instant visibility to all QMS data

Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

  Reduce cost

  Improve operational efficiency, productivity, and product reliability

 Customer satisfaction - meet customer requirements

 Access to new markets

 Increase market share and sales

  Meet statutory and regulatory requirements

  Increased environmental benefit

ISO 9001:2015
API Spec. Q1
API Spec. Q2
API Lead Auditor

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Key QMS Software Features

As a tool to assist you in the 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 by automating your processes. Get instant traceability and visibility today.

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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:

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Measure Effectiveness.reporting-and-analytics

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.

Instant Visibility.cloud-based-hosting

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.calendar_r1

Track due dates with interactive calendar management. Get email notifications of key due dates, such as:

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All the software applications you need to manage your compliance.

Our Experience Says It All

Our consultants are the best in the industry. With over 150 years of combined, hands-on expertise, QSI has extensive experience helping companies achieve certification. Our experience includes:

♦ Integration of management system standards (ISO 9001, API Q1/Q2, AS9100, SEMS, etc.)

♦ Cross-functional and cross-geographical deployment of management system standards

♦ Determining / increasing manufacturing capability

♦ Tracking of regulatory requirements

♦ Troubleshooting problematic certification and / or industry licensing audit results

♦ Re-installment of industry licenses for certification

Our Reputation.

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 9000, ISO 14000, OHSAS 18000 management systems and with industry-specific certification schemes such as API Q1 and Q2, AS9100, ASME systems and numerous other standards.

Other Key Consulting Services
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Pre-assessments for determining your conformance/compliance readiness
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Technical conformity assessments
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Gap analyses for comprehensive conformity / compliance checks
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Manual and procedure reviews, detailing the missing pieces in your own manual and/or procedures
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Regulatory compliance assessments
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Supplier audits

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