NPI Services, Inc. recently passed its annual quality surveillance audits, including the transition audit to AS9100 Rev D, with ISO 9001:2015. NPI’s quality management system (QMS) has been ISO 9001 certified since October 2007, and AS9100 certified since January 2010. Our ISO 13485 QMS, effective since November 2013, also received a successful surveillance audit.
Both reviews were conducted by auditors from NSF International. The NPI Services Audit Team was led by Technical Program Manager Tien Ngo and Director of Operations Dale Terrien. Both prepared for the quality surveillance audits by conducting internal audits in accordance with SAI Global AS9100D – Internal Auditor Course training and certification received earlier this year.
The AS9100 Aerospace Management Systems series requirements include over 100 additional requirements beyond ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, such as Supplier Scope of Approval, Project Management, and On-Time Delivery. NPI Services, Inc. has always been committed to these and the many global industry standards encompassed in the AS9100 series with its focus on best practices of the aerospace industry, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. From our years of experience with the aerospace industry we appreciate the reasons why “All major aerospace manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers worldwide endorse or require certification to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them.” (Source: https://www.nsf.org/newsroom_pdf/isr_as9100_transition_guide.pdf )
AS9100 Rev D encompasses ISO 9001:2015, while the previous revision of AS9100, that is, Rev C, encompasses ISO 9001:2008. All AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certifications will be obsolete by September 15, 2018, a mere 11 months from now. A perfect storm is brewing as companies seek to have audits scheduled sufficiently in advance of this date. Don’t let delays in your vendors’ certifications become a logjam for your requirements!
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