Pro-Active Engineering upgrades Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015
Pro-Active Engineering, a leading electronics contract manufacturer in South Central Wisconsin, has successfully attained ISO 9001:2015 certification This certification, earned through an intensive three/four day long independent audit, is an evolution of Pro-Active Engineering’s existing ISO 9001:2008 quality management system. It provides significant improvements in the areas of risk mitigation and leadership’s role in quality management goals.
Pro-Active Engineering was first certified ISO 9001:2008 in 2010 and has since passed seven yearly audits by the SGS. The upgraded ISO 9001:2015 certification further improves the quality system that serves Pro-Active Engineering’s customers, suppliers, and engineers by providing an even greater level of quality, procedural controls and risk mitigation throughout the entire design and manufacturing process.
The process of identifying, analyzing, and addressing threats is at the heart of ISO 9001:2015’s Risk-Based Thinking. This integrated system is designed to empower employees at all levels to proactively address anything that could jeopardize the quality of a product or service.
Another advantage of ISO 9001:2015 is a greater emphasis on collaboration between senior leadership and the quality management department. Responsibility for creating and achieving the quality management goals on Risk-Based Thinking is now shared. This increased collaboration has been shown to foster productivity, on-time delivery, improve quality, and advance overall customer satisfaction.
The ISO 9001 quality standard is the most widely adopted quality management system in the world, with over one million companies in 170 countries using it. Pro-Active Engineering and its customers benefit from the universality of the ISO 9001 standard when coordinating the global supply chain. The standard ensures the best quality practices are maintained here and abroad.
For the last year, Pro-Active’s Quality Administrator, Andrew Brown, and his team have been busy writing policies, updating documentation, training staff and conducting internal audits to prepare themselves for the complex certification process.
“We’re excited our hard work has paid off, and that we’ve earned the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification, Brown said. “It reaffirms that we are committed to continuous improvement and to providing the highest level of quality to our customers.”