AS9100C is an international management system standard for the aircraft, space, and defense industry. Complying with this standard allows organizations to supply quality products and compete globally while meeting regulatory requirements. The standardized processes enable companies to have a better quality reputation and secure international business.
The AS9100C quality management system was developed from the framework of the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system. This system includes 100% of the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Thus, companies certified to AS9100C will also be certified to ISO 9001:2008.
A crucial reason for implementing the AS9100C certification for your company is that customers and industries may require it. Given that most in the trade recognize the value of certified suppliers, they may require companies to evaluate and audit their suppliers. These requirement to audit these suppliers are often waived for AS9100C certified suppliers, thus saving the company money.
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Other reasons to certify to AS9100C are that more and more of the major aircraft engine manufacturers are placing requirements on their suppliers to be certified. Also, this standard provides a great marketing tool for potential customers.
Today more than ever, there is a worldwide trend towards increasingly stringent customer expectations regarding quality. Accompanying this trend has been a growing realization that continuous quality improvements are often necessary to achieving and sustaining excellent economic performance.
As the purpose of the standard implies, companies should want to implement the aerospace standard to improve their effectiveness and increase customer satisfaction. Improved system effectiveness and customer satisfaction typically result in greater profitability through gains in efficiency and increased sales from happy customers.