AS 9120, titled, “Quality Management Systems — Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Distributors,” has just been updated. It is one of a number of documents on Quality Management published by SAE International. The new revision B will replace Revision A, which is now obsolete. This document is available now from Document Center as a hard copy or for PDF download.
Implementing a Quality Managment System can improve the quality, cost, and timing of delivery of your products. It also has the added benefit of inspiring confidence in your vendors and customers. That is precisely why so many different companies scramble to pick up these quality management standards when they come out. If you’re an aerospace or defense distributor looking to implement a quality system in your company, AS 9120 may just be the standard for you.
Who needs this document, anyway? AS 9120 was published to be a guide to the ever-so-popular ISO 9001, but it is specifically designed for aerospace and defense distributor needs. That is, if you are buying and reselling parts in the aerospace industry, this applies to you.
In it, ISO 9001 is included, accompanied by helpful notes and added content on aerospace applications. Next, the document is divided into a number of sections to ensure that each facet of the quality management system is addressed. Sections applying specifically to leadership, planning, support, operation, evaluation, and improvement are included. Following this are a number of annexes informing the reader of other quality standards that may be of interest.
To ensure the soundness of your quality management system, pick a copy of the AS 9120. At Document Center, we’ve got it available in a number of formats, including hard copy, PDF, and for site-wide subscription. Here’s a link to the order page for AS 9120. Need to pick up some accompanying documents, while you’re at it? Go to www.document-center.com and browse our standards library.
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