The AS9100 Revision D requirements only establish a framework for exceptional organizational performance; they do not guarantee it. Management is responsible for designing and using the AQMS to achieve objectives including continual improvement. In order to achieve some of the many potential benefits of developing a system conforming to AS 9100, organizations need to understand how to use and continually improve their aerospace management systems.
Going through the motions of establishing a compliant AQMS is not enough. Organizations who do not fully embrace and integrate their quality management system into their operational, strategic and financial systems are not getting the true return on investment that top-to-bottom integration can bring.
Compartmentalizing quality is not a management tool, but rather a shortcoming. Using a competent, experienced training and consulting partner, like QMII, can help ensure your organization not only meets the rigorous quality and safety demands of the Aerospace industry, but increases long-term viability and value.