Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The ESD 20:20 Standard and Its Roles in Electronics Manufacturing

The Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA) announced last February that the 9th Annual International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop (referred to as IEW hereafter) will be held from the 3rd to the 7th of May this year. The venue will be the Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge located in Lake Tahoe, California. The IEW will feature a technical program divided into sessions dedicated to several topics. There will also be keynotes and talks on the theme of the workshop. In addition, seminars about technology challenges will be conducted, along with discussion and special interest groups.

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Significance of AS9120 QMS for Aerospace Product Distributors

Aerospace commodity items are essential in the proper functioning and guaranteed safety of aircraft. The distributors of these products—raw materials, bearings, paints, fasteners, coatings and gaskets—may not have a role in the development of these components, but these players certainly have an effect on the final product. This is because there would be significant effects on the finished aircraft’s performance if there is improper handling of parts and materials, as well as the loss of traceability from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to the customer. That is why the industry put strict regulations in place. For pass-through distributors of aerospace commodity items, they have the AS9120 QMS (quality management systems). The standard is based on the ISO 9001:2000, with the addition of almost 100 specific requirements for aerospace distributors.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

ISO Registration: Selecting a Certification Body for Your Business

Getting an ISO 9001 certification certainly does wonders for your business. Not only will it add to your credibility and establish you as a business, it will also be a selling point for your customers, investors and stakeholders. If your business does not have an ISO certification yet and you’re thinking about getting one, you will need to start by registering. The first thing you need to do is find a certification body to get started on the ISO registration process.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

ISO 9001 Certification: On Success for Small and Medium Enterprises

Small businesses have it rough in their own industry. Not only are they duking it out with larger corporations but they are also competing with hundreds, maybe thousands, of other SMEs in their niches. If you’re a start-up business owner looking to get big, you need something that can set you apart from your competition. That’s exactly what ISO 9001 certification can do for you… and more.

Friday, 17 April 2015

AS9100 or ISO9001: What Management System Should Your Firm Pursue?

When you’re seeking to make your company perform better, quality management systems are your best bet. There are two popular systems available for those in the aerospace industry: the general purpose ISO9001 and the industry-specific AS9100. Though some companies can afford to implement both, it would be more cost-efficient to choose only one.

The Role of Customer Satisfaction in ISO 9001 Certification Processes

Customer satisfaction is vital for a business to continue thriving. Gone are the days when people barely knew other options as monopoly was the name of the game; with multiple competitors vying to get a dip from their wallets, the interest of today’s customers have become volatile as vapor on a hot summer day. Customer satisfaction is inarguably a key indicator of a business’ health. Basically, more customers mean higher sales. The benefits of customer satisfaction, however, go far beyond the initial purchase; it creates resonance that can increase profits for your business. A Forbes.com article citing Larry Freed’s “Innovating Analytics” says that not only do businesses benefit from customer satisfaction through retention and product upsell, they also attract more customers through “word of mouth”, when customers talk positively about them in channels of wide coverage like social media.