Thursday, 31 October 2013

AS9120 Certification Process Upholds Aerospace Industry Standards

"Boeing 777X is going to be the re-engined and lengthened version of the Boeing 777, and is planned to be the largest twin-engine aircraft in the world. Presently, Washington is the site of Boeing's largest assembly plants, where around 50% of the plane maker's approximately 172,000 employees (as of 2011) are working. Boeing is also the largest private employer in Washington. Given the amount of business Boeing provides its assembly host-state, it is not surprising that other states are exerting full efforts to lure the company and aerospace suppliers to enter their borders. The aerospace industry includes not only companies directly involved in the assembly of airplanes, but also firms that manufacture and supply aerospace products and parts. The heavy regulations surrounding the industry require the use of only the highest grade products and procedures with the right quality standard certifications, including the AS9120 certification for product distributors."

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

ISO 9001 Certification and Cultural Adaptation: A Formula for Success

"In essence, one way to succeed is to follow global industry trends without alienating the local market. This also means that companies should be open-minded and willing to evolve, whether in terms of business structure, business practices, or the very standards that they rely on. Upholding one’s business standards can be very difficult, especially when striving to become ISO-certified, but the fruits of one’s efforts can more than offset the time-consuming steps involved. Thankfully, firms like International Standards Authority Inc. can make the ISO 9001 certification process less stressful. ISO 9001 was formulated by the International Organization for Standardization with the purpose of improving quality management practices among small businesses and large enterprises. This quality management standard encourages companies to focus on customer relations and adopt better overall management practices. ISO 9001 is applicable to various industries and fields since it aims to develop b