This is a period of unprecedented change as the Aerospace industry is working from its current PPM levels of 200,000ppm to 400,000ppm and On-Time Delivery at around 60% to a world-class model of 30ppm and 100% on time. At the same time, the Aerospace industry must change in order to meet the new requirements of the latest AS9100 standards which include the implementation of Product Realization and Risk Management strategies.
AS9100C Rev C for Aerospace, Defense and Space
was released on January 15, 2009. The goal of this release was to dramatically raise the On-Time and On-Quality Delivery (OTOQD) performance in the Aerospace, Defense and Space Industries.
There are four standards that are of interest in the AS9100 Series including:
- AS9100C Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations
- AS9101D Quality Management System Assessment
- AS9110A Requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organizations
- AS9120A Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors
AS9100 Revision C Objectives:
- Incorporate ISO 9001:2008 Changes
- Expand the scope to include aviation, space, and defense as well as land and sea based systems for defense applications
- Ensure alignment with IAQG strategy OTOQD (see above)
- Adopt new requirements based on stakeholder needs
- Improve existing requirements where stakeholders identified a need for clarification, including when a documented procedure is required
Integrated Management Systems
Integrated Management Systems (IMS) is the integration of QMS, EMS, OHSAS and other regulations / standards and requirements into a single management system. IMS fosters the approach that an organization should establish one integrated system that is best for the business and not set up separate, often duplicate, processes or documentation to satisfy each management standard. IMS contains company-wide processes that conform to various management system standards such as AS9100, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 but are primarily established in support of the business goals.
At Omnex, integration means developing common organizational processes based on standardized work flows, conducting integrated risk analysis (using FMEAs and Control Plans for quality, environmental and health and safety risks) and conducting integrated audits. At Omnex, we are continuing to pioneer ever more effective and efficient ways of defining, implementing and auditing integrated management systems.
Integration and standardization not only reduce confusion and redundancy in the workplace, but cost an estimated 50% less to implement and most importantly cost 50% less to maintain. Furthermore, the cost for registration is reduced by as much as 33%.
Omnex has been implementing integrated management systems since the 1990s, beginning with the integration of QS-9000 and ISO 14001 in the Americas for Yazaki. Since then, we have integrated ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for organizations around the world including General Motors and TRW. Lately, we have integrated ISO 9001 and Food Safety Management Systems including an implementation where Food Safety, Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001), and Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001) were integrated into one management system. Omnex recently helped Swiss Colony a 100 year-old Food Catalog and Bakery implement FSMS and QMS standards in a record six months that included QOS/BOS and Stage Gate New Product Development methodologies and 8D Problem solving techniques.
Omnex provides training for top management in the understanding and integration of multiple integrated management systems, as well as the worlds only lead auditor course in Integrated Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001).