Friday, 30 January 2015
While seeking AS9100 certification is not really considered a necessity in the aerospace industry, obtaining the guarantee that your company has passed the standardized quality management system speaks volumes about the merchandise that your business produces. The AS9100 (BS EN 9100) was developed in 1999 by the International Aerospace Quality Group, a global organization committed to providing products related to aerospace, defense and aviation. The IAQG implemented the AS9100 in an effort to improve the practices used in the supply chain, which would then affect the evolution of the industry as a whole. This set of standards is broadly accepted worldwide, and its effectiveness in assuring quality of production and services helps uphold its relevance until today.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Of their lawyers, law firms expect nothing but the best representation available for their clients. It’s a plus when the practice surpasses world standards in ways that underline its quality service. In an article for the International Bar Association, corporate lawyer Oleksiy Bezhevets wrote that law firms aiming for the ISO 9001 certification label have a lot of work cut out for them. Some people may think that ISO9001 is only for manufacturing or technology-based companies, but it can actually apply to any business, especially law firms. One Chicago-based law practice proved this right when a major certification auditor awarded it the ISO9001:2008 standard – the first in the international legal services circuit – back in 2009. With the impending activation of the ISO9001:2015 standards, law firms may need to set a higher bar, which is possible with the help of bodies such as the International Standards Authority, Inc. (ISA).
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
In the field of aviation, systems have become smaller and more compact, thanks to the emergence of integrated circuits, microelectronics, and microprocessors. These components make up for more reliable aviation systems that improve upon the performance of aircraft such as helicopters and airplanes. However, along with the benefits that come along with these small yet complex electronic devices is the danger brought upon by forces such as electrostatic discharge (ESD), more commonly known as static electricity.
Monday, 19 January 2015
The Pentagon is setting up ""maintenance bases"" in different parts of the world for its Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the F-35 Lightning II, specifically in client countries which are also participating in its development. Among these countries are Japan, Australia, Italy, Turkey, and Israel; all of which showed interest in procuring the stealth multirole fighter in the future. Dubbed as the regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) by the Defense Department, these maintenance bases will be responsible for repair and replacement work on an array of hardware and software components. By delegating maintenance roles to the partner countries, the JSF program hopes to reduce the aircraft’s costs for the benefit of the client partners.
Saturday, 17 January 2015
The ISO (or International Standards Organization), is a Geneva-based body that created the ISO 9000 Series Standards for Management Quality and Assurance. Such standards were made to ensure that businesses are producing top-notch products and services, by putting an excellent quality management system in place. The ISO9000 standards do not measure product quality, but the quality of the procedures in place to manufacture a product. It is premised on the logic that any product made through strictly regulated processes is better guaranteed of having exemplary quality.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Growing businesses are often tasked with the challenge of proving themselves as reliable and trustworthy to their target market. Passing ISO 9001 accreditation is one way to do that. In an article for accountingweb.co.uk, blogger isoinabox discusses how companies and clients alike can benefit from standards accreditation.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
People who’ve been told that flying is the safest mode of travel in the world may have reacted in two different ways: they took the assumption for granted, or howled in disbelief. Despite how some may doubt the safety of air travel, however, there are solid facts to back up the claim. Aurelio Locsin of Demand Media cites data from the National Transportation Safety Board which indicates that flying accounts for nearly zero accidents per million flying miles; and that driving is technically more dangerous--5 million accidents to a mere 20 for aircraft, with 1.27 fatalities and 80 injuries per 1 million miles compared to flying’s zero deaths and almost zero injuries per 1 million miles.
Monday, 12 January 2015
Some companies may hesitate at undergoing a thorough ISO 9001 certification process because of the amount of preparation it takes. However, firms that have received the certification have benefited greatly from being accredited: In a recent survey, 81 percent of responders have claimed that ISO 9001 certification has definitely helped them become more competitive. This comes in the form of getting more contracts, increased internal efficiency, and higher client confidence.