Standard Issues: The Next Level of Success
The benefits of integrating QMSs and SMSs
- Quality Progress
- March 2021
- Volume 54 Issue 3
- pp. 56-58
- Daniels, Alan
- Boeing Co., Seattle, WA
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Aviation, space and defense (ASD) organizations operate in a complex landscape of contractual, regulatory and statutory requirements. Understanding and managing these requirements and interrelated processes as a system contributes to an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its intended results. Creatively managing risk and change in an organization is key to meeting the ever-changing requirements and expectations throughout the supply chain. A quality management system (QMS) provides a way to manage these requirements collectively to optimize processes for effectiveness and efficiency.