|On 26th of December, 2005 DAFMI obtained the certificate of compliance of its quality control system with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2000. Certificate`s number is S2005.6342/01. The certificated was presented to our company by the representative of the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO Certification, accredited in ISO system. |
The certificate issued by this organization is recognized by all the countries - full ISO members (Europe, USA, and Japan) and in CIS. The certificate means that the DAFMI`s management system allows getting the predictable result and aimed at clients` satisfaction and constant improvement of company`s activities.
Prior to the certification DAFMI team worked hard for two years to be ready for it. To create conditions for manufacturing high quality products, invested were 3.5 mln Euros. Purchasing the correspondent technological equipment allowed guaranteeing the stable quality and decrease of its dependence from human factor.
Besides, the following was developed and introduced:
Quality policy of the company is supported by certain goals in the field of quality control for year 2006
94 route technological processes
26 operational technological instructions
19 company`s standards, starting from ``Design and Development Management`` and ``Introduction of the Product into Production`` up to ``Personnel Management``
7 regulation about departments
35 job descriptions and documented methods on quality control system.
But this is not the complete process of the quality control system development. According to the specified rules of ISO 9001: 2000 certification, every year during 3 years of the certificate validity it is necessary to undergo the compliance audit. For today DAFMI quality control system successfully passed 5 audits.
The audit took place twice in 2009: first the company was carried out inspection only by regional representatives of the checking company TNO Certification, and then the audience directly from the main office in the Netherlands.
In the process of compliance audit the experts underlined the active role of company`s top management in introduction and improvement of quality management system, as well as deep involvement of the personnel in its perfection. In the process of audit noted was the progressive approach to QMS documentation management including Quality Manual, Company``s Standards and Design, and Development Instructions. Their availability allows every employee to organize his/her activity according to the standards adopted by the company as well as to take part in the process of QMS improvement.
The following was underlined in the process of audit: high level of project documentation preparation, timely fulfillment of planned tasks, efficiency of interaction with clients, and due attention of top management to personnel`s skill improvement.
The Certification of the company management system is an indicator of the stable product quality and suggests that the experts of the plant meet all customer requirements for product characteristics and contractual obligations.
What does a certified quality management system mean for the Buyer? First of all it means:
- Confidence in the reliability and in the product quality
- Belief in the supplier`s responsibility for his product
- Guarantee of the feedback with the Buyer.