Speaker: Michel Gadbois
In the past seven years, a number of complex manufacturing groups have united to create logical standards that have become so ubiquitous that they have been adopted by nearly everyone in complex manufacturing.
A set of standards known as AS9100 follows an initial definition through the steps required to put it into terms that are easily understood on the shop floor, tracks its completion, and then establishes sub-processes to correct any errors that occur. AS9100 has gone through an evolution from a series of checklists to a series of standards that define how processes are defined known as AS9100 Rev C.
Revision C includes analyses for weaknesses known as failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) and process failure mode and effect analysis (PFMEA). They help manufacturers identify ahead of time where their processes may be prone to failure and define a control plan for failure. Manufacturers follow the plan through to nonconformance and continuous improvement, where standards dictate another set of processes.
AS9100 Rev C served as a guide for iBASEt to create Solumina, a closed-loop environment that offers full control, accountability, and auditability of the process. We used it to develop tracking tools and reports for demonstrating adherence to processes, maintaining control, responding to potential issues, and documenting results.
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