BAKER INDUSTRIES ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D & NADCAP AC7130 RECERTIFICATION
ISO 9001:2015First published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1987, ISO 9001:2015 is a universal standard specifying the requirements for a quality management system (QMS). It is part of the ISO 9000 family, the best-known quality management standard in the world. With over one million companies and organizations possessing a certification from the ISO 9000 family, the standard is based on several quality management-related principles, including a customer-centric focus, motivation and implication of high-level management, process approach, and continual improvement.
AS9100DDeveloped by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries in 1999, AS9100D is a widely adopted and recognized quality management system for the aerospace, aviation, space, and defense industry. This certification complements Baker's existing ISO 9001:2015 certification and includes additional industry-specific requirements for developing and manufacturing products for the sectors mentioned previously.
NADCAP AC7130A global cooperative accreditation program for aerospace, defense, and related industries, Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is "an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment." Baker's Nadcap certification, AC7130, ensures accuracy in measuring and inspecting products for these industries throughout the manufacturing process. It complements the two previously mentioned certifications and further strengthens Baker's quality management processes for its aerospace and defense manufacturing operations.
THE RECERTIFICATION PROCESSAll performed by American Systems Registrar, an ANAB-accredited and IATF-approved registrar specializing in quality-related certifications, Baker's recertifications involved rigorous, weeks-long audits and assessments. The goal of these extensive audits is to:
- Assess process conformity
- Evaluate performance
- Identify processes that require improvement to ensure the QMS remains fully implemented and to prepare for external audit/review for certification