| || Quality management system : Some reflections
Author : Rao, Sudhakara K.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:56(1) ; 2006 ; pp 53-59
Subject : 629.7 Aeronautics;658 Management Sciences
Keywords : Quality management system;ISO 9000;Quality assurance;Reliability;Quality system;Fault tree analysis;FTA;QMS;Failure mode effects
Abstract : With the increasing demand for high quality products in every field, the demand for a good quality management system (QMS) in every organisation is increasing. This has since been well-appreciated by many organisations who have adopted QMS like ISO 9000, which has standardised the requirements for QMS. A well-organised QMS benefits the organisation in achieving its goals and sucess in its missions. In this paper, author's experiences in QMS and its implementation during his long tenure at ISRO, are briefly described. The author recalls a few incidents he faced during working on the projects of ISRO and DRDO, highlighting issues wrt quality and reliability, QMS, and ISO 9000 implementation. A few guidelines for effective QMS implementation are also suggested.
| || Evaluation of conducive environment for implementation of quality management system in an organisation
Author : Nayyar, V.K. ;Sekhar, K. ;Prasad, V.Anjaneya
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:52(1) ; 2002 ; pp 47-57
Subject : 629.7 Aeronautics;629 Transport Vehicle Engineering
Keywords : Quality management ;Quality assurance ;QMS
Abstract : The ISO 9000 quality management system (QMS) is a philosophy. It is a consistent and logical approach, which if implemented and practiced in day-to-day activities, with total support from senior management, can lead to doing things right, first time-every time. Many organisations adopt ISO 9000 system as a milestone in their quest for quality management programme. Effectiveness of a system depends on the attitude of employees who are responsible for its implementation. Therefore, it is essential to know the prevailing environment in an organisation. To measure the attitude of employees, a survey through a wel1-designed questionnaire can be used as an effective tool. The items of questionnaire are framed on the basis of requirements of QMS. Attitude of employees is measured on a five-point scale, for each answer. Agreement or disagreement (positive or negative) directly measures the attitude of an employee on the said aspect Data analysis is carried out for establishing the validity of individual score to the total score of items across, using product moment correlation formula. Based on analysis of data, a comprehensive programme can be worked out for correcting the deficiencies observed through the attitude survey. This can also be used as a base for measuring the improvement of QMS in an organisation.
| || Quality management system for defence aeronautical industry
Author : Thomas, K. T.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:56(1) ; 2006 ; pp 21-30
Subject : 629.7 Aeronautics
Keywords : Quality management system;Defence aeronautical requirements;QMS;Aerospace standards;Aerospace industry;Regulatory authority;Defence standards
Abstract : Indian defence aeronautical industry, while becoming a global business, demands a large effort to monitor quality management system (QMS) and to ensure quality of aeronautical products. An effort is being made to look for an effective QMS for aeronautical industry in India, which will also meet the requirements of the regulatory authority. The essential features of an effective QMS are described and compared with the presently available QMS standards for defence aeronautical industry such as QCSR: 2002 (DGAQA, India), Def Stan (MoD, UK), ISO, AQAPs (NATO) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) aerospace standards (AS). Evolution, relevance and review of the existing standards, to meet the requirements of the industry as well as regulatory authority, have been made to bring out the special features and differences. The study leads to the most acceptable standard of SAE-AS-9100 (Rev B). With suitable modifications to include regulatory requirement of assistance for government quality assurance in the standard, when complied with, it will fully meet the QMS requirements of the Indian defence aeronautical supply organisations as well as the requirements of the regulatory authority. Minor reorientation of the regulatory functions and inclusion of the QMS in the defence aeronautical supply orders are also suggested.