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The Importance of Quality Management Systems and Certifications

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“Writing what you do, and doing what you write, makes compliance a lot easier than by just being good…and running by the seat of your pants – which will reflect badly on your overall quality system." 

~ Bud Tyler, Vice President of The EF Precision Group

Vital for Critical Applications

Recent events plaguing the aerospace industry highlight the vital importance of maintaining a strict quality management system (QMS). Due to the often life-threatening situations found across industries such as aerospace, defense, and medical, manufacturers must take steps to ensure precision and material quality. A single bolt, off by the slightest degree, can cause catastrophic failures; however, a robust QMS with industry-specific certifications, that is followed and practiced, will prevail over these detrimental and expensive setbacks.


It’s one thing for manufacturers to say they are dedicated to quality; it’s another thing entirely to back up those claims with proof that they are committed to ensuring the absolute highest quality possible. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the leading authority on quality standard regulations, and maintaining a QMS certified for ISO compliance is one of the ways manufacturers prove their commitment to quality. 

Depending on the industry, manufacturers may be required to maintain additional certifications, such as ISO 13485 for medical applications and AS9100 for the aerospace industry. A truly robust QMS will not only adhere to ISO standards but also enhance and expand through additional detailed and documented processes and procedures. 

Far-Reaching Benefits of Robust Quality Management Systems

A key characteristic of thorough quality management systems is the commitment to continuous improvement throughout the organization, often resulting in greater manufacturing efficiency and overall cost reduction for clients. At The EF Precision Group, we utilize AS9100 as our primary QMS, which gives us more extensive processes that evaluate manufacturability and develop risk management plans to produce the most cost-effective manufacturing solutions that address potential problems and ensure precision results. By working closely with a certified supplier, manufacturers are assured their components meet required tolerances and specifications through documented inspection reports. 

Documented results play a critical role in robust QMSs as proof of continuous commitment to quality, which protects and has the potential to improve reputations throughout the supply chain. Your customers will trust you to provide durable products because you can trust us to produce quality and precision components and assemblies.

Please contact The EF Precision Group to learn more about how we ensure precision and quality through our AS9100D-certified quality management system.