AS9100 Quality Standard Background
AS9100 is a quality standard specifically created for the aerospace industry. It was released in October of 1999 by prestigious industry organizations in response to criticisms of available options. It had broad support from both within and outside the industry. It was a tailored solution for an economic sector that was demanding, and facing demands for better quality management.
The standard is an extension of ISO 9000. It contains new quality and safety guidelines for aerospace businesses. Before its introduction, the ISO 9000 was the main standard used throughout the industry. It was broadly accepted that it fell short of needs. The extended industry specific version was released to correct the perceived shortcomings. It was widely accepted as meeting that goal and quickly adopted in its target market.
How AS9100 Works:
AS9100 consulting services work by implementing a standardized set of procedures and documentation. This regulation of business activities allowed for better quality control and maintenance of safety protocols. The improved documentation provides employees with a clearer picture of company expectations. It also allows managers to develop objective metrics to measure productivity and other concerns.
The AS9100 Basic Guideline and Requirements:
There are a basic set …