| || 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.
| || 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.
| || Quality management system implementation at KELTEC : A case study
Author : Aniyan , S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:52(4) ; 2002 ; pp 393-402
Subject : 629.7 Aeronautics
Keywords : Quality management system ;KELTEC ;Total quality management ;ISO 9000 certification ;ISO 9000 quality system ;Quality control
Abstract : The scenario of quality is expanding exponentially. In the present-day world, quality is now in the driver's seat. With this globalisation of industrial products, many problems and opportunities have risen, primarily due to inconsistent standards existing in the market. The International Standards Organisation has tried (and seem to be very successful in doing so) to standardise a minimum level of quality norms. These norms act as the foundation to implements total quality management (TQM). TQM has been identified as a philosophy of interdependent characteristics, such as customer focus, commitment, measurement, systematic support, and continuous improvement. This paper presents a case study on the implementation of ISO 9002: 1994 at Kerala Hitech Industries (KELTEC), with the benefits, hurdles faced, and shortcomings. Upgradation of KELTEC's quality management system to the requirements of ISO 9001: 2000 is currently under progress.