AS9100 Audits: The Aerospace Quality System Standard and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul

Having a specialized certification can help give your company the upper hand when it comes to contract bidding and customer satisfaction. And no certification will help with that more than an AS9100 certification. This international quality management system endorsed by the likes of NASA, the FAA, and the Department of Defense ensures your business will be a go-to for services in the aerospace and defense industry. Learn what is new with the AS9100 Audit and how an ERP system can help.

What is the overhauled AS9100 Rev D Certification?

The AS9100 audit was made specifically to certify A&D manufacturers that hold to the highest standards of production quality. The latest version, AS9100 Rev D, released in 2016, incorporates another widely used certification, the ISO 9001 audit. Companies certified with the previous AS9100 Rev C version need to begin to transition to AS9100 Rev D. For companies that have audits every other year, you should look to re-certify. The process could take longer than a year depending on company size.

What changed from Revision C to Revision D?

The new AS9100 standard has some changes from its previous version. Additionally, some requirements were cut. New additions for AS9100 audits include requirements of “context of the organization” and “actions to address risks and opportunities.” Meanwhile, the quality manual and preventative action requirements have been eliminated. You will want to ensure your business is up to date with the new additions to the certification.

How ERP Systems efficiently assist with Compliance

As noted, the process to get an AS9100 Rev D certification can take a lot of time and resources to complete. It’s a top-to-bottom look at how your company functions. If you have an ERP system in place, the process will be that much easier. ERP systems assist with regulatory compliance. They are already documenting crucial information you need for AS9100. Having the ERP system will aid in your audit.

Cre8tive Technology & Design has ERP solutions for the aerospace and defense industry, as well as a number of other industries. Contact us to make your audit process smoother with an ERP system.