LA HABRA, Calif.—Vip Rubber and Plastic Co. successfully has made the transition from AS9100 Revision C to Revision D.
The firm said it worked two years to prepare for the transition to the new requirements outlined in AS9100, which is the globally recognized standard for aerospace management systems.
Vip said the International Aerospace Quality Group previously announced the standard would be released in April 2014. However, the actual release date was delayed for more than two years, while the deadline to comply did not change. The shortened amount of time to transition to Revision D put pressure on companies to comply before the September 2018 deadline.
The Revision D audit looked at all stages of manufacturing that directly affect consumer requirements, including delivery of products, development, supply chain, risk analysis, counterfeit part prevention and continuous improvement measured through analysis of key metrics clearly showing overall quality management system performance.
Vip said that its quality team remained committed to providing a seamless transition without any interruption to daily business. The firm partnered with the California Manufacturing Network, which conducted a company-wide internal audit to confirm that Vip was ready for the review and ultimately passed.
The La Habra-based firm produces custom rubber and plastic parts.