Quality Management in Manufacturing

Quality management systems (QMS) are essential for manufacturers to ensure their products consistently meet industry standards and customer expectations. AS9100 and ISO 9001 are internationally recognized certifications that demonstrate a company’s adherence to best practices for quality control.

AS9100 and ISO 9001 Certifications

ISO 9001, established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is a globally recognized standard for quality management systems. Certification indicates that a company consistently offers products and services meeting regulatory and customer requirements.

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) created AS9100, an aerospace standard that reduces organization-specific requirements, establishes a quality management system, and outlines industry best practices. Based on ISO 9001, AS9100 addresses specific needs of the aerospace, aviation, and defense industries throughout their supply chains. These standards have been adopted by manufacturers in other industries, sometimes with additional quality control measures.

California Machine Specialties holds AS9100 and ISO 9001 certifications, ensuring the highest standards of reliability and excellence in manufacturing.

Our Quality Management Program

Our Quality Management Approach exceeds customer standards, incorporating the following steps:

  1.  Receive Customer RFQ
  2.  Define Customer RFQ Requirements
    1.  Customer specs and drawing review
    2.  Manufacturability review
    3.  Validate requirements with the customer
    4.  Capabilities and capacity review
  3.  Submit Proposal/Quotation to Customer
  4.  Receive Customer Purchase Order
  5.  Purchase Order and Contract Review
  6.  Manufacturing and Production Planning
    1.  Prepare detailed travelers
    2.  Procure raw materials from approved supplier list (ASL)
    3.  First part inspection
    4.  In-process inspection
    5.  Final inspection
  7.  Fulfillment and Shipment
    1. Careful product packaging
    2. Preparation of necessary paperwork and labels
    3. Dispatch via appropriate shipping partner

Our continuous improvement process supports our QMS commitment, incorporating customer feedback, corrective/preventative action programs, periodic customer audits, performance reviews, annual management reviews, and AS9100 certification compliance.

Success Through Quality and Customer Satisfaction

Our quality management discipline adheres to industry best practices and the strict technical requirements of the aerospace industry. With over 45 years of experience, we have manufactured precision-machined parts, heatsinks, and assemblies for military, aerospace, medical, and other industries. Request a quote to learn more about our QMS or begin your project.