ANAB, a national accreditation board, assesses and accredits Certification Bodies (CBs) that demonstrate competence to audit and certify organizations conforming to management system standards, such as AS9100 and AS9120. CB’s are audited in the field on a regular basis – these audits are referred to as ‘witnessed audits’. Global IC Trading Group (Global) was selected to have its AS9120-A recertification audit witnessed. Two Accreditation Assessors from ANAB plus an Industry Expert from the aerospace industry performed an audit on ISA (International Standards Authority), Global’s CB, while ISA performed their audit on Global.
Global is extremely proud to announce that it passed this rigorous AS9120-A recertification audit with zero findings, zero observations and no key issues or concerns that need to be addressed. The auditors noted and discussed the following Strengths and Good Practices:
*The QMS Documents are well put together and accurately present the processes implemented.
*Top management is well involved in maintaining and improving the system.
*Interviewed employees are aware of their jobs and responsibilities.
*Strong contract review process and understanding of customer requirements.
*Strong internal audit program. Audit results demonstrated effectiveness of the audit process
*Extensive and comprehensive data analysis with monitoring of the Quality objectives and Process Key Performance Indicators.
*Excellent Management Review Minutes with meaningful data and action items/plans.
*Superior system in place to prevent counterfeit products with top-of-the-industry inspection reports
*Warehouse, Shipping and Receiving areas are well organized, clean and FOD free.
*Great MRP system in place (referring to our proprietary customized database)
These audit results further emphasize Global’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement.