Bowden Manufacturing succesfully completed its AS9100 Certification Audit!
Read more to see the interview with Andy McCartney
How does being AS9100 certified make Bowden a desirable company to do business with?
ANDY – “The certification process is quite rigorous and really pushes us to maintain tight systems, particularly in Quality and Admin, so that we can predictably and repeatedly produce quality components and assemblies for our Customers.”
How does Bowden’s AS9100 certification impact and influence the day to day manufacturing and quality operations?
ANDY – “Our system has detailed requirements to ensure that manufacturing details are well-communicated throughout our organization, including our with our Vendors. The material controls help ensure that Aerospace requirements are being met on a daily basis.”
How does AS9100 certification affect the culture of Bowden Manufacturing and it’s mission?
ANDY – “We are very serious about the quality of our workmanship and the details associated with our AS9100 certified system. Our strong desire to meet or exceed our Customer expectations is a big part of our culture. When issues come up, our system is quick to reveal when we’ve missed the mark. The resulting systematic improvement in our processes is an important reflection of our desire for maintaining long-term Partnerships with our Customers.”
FAQ’s about AS9100
What is AS9100?
-AS9100 is a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.
What is the difference between ISO9000 and AS9100?
-AS9100 fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9000, while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety.
How does AS9100 work?
-Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 Quality Management Systems as grounds for doing business with them.