Keith Shelton (CSS) and Richard Cornick (QAS International) at 2013 Audit
CSS successfully completed an annual audit for ISO 9001:2008 on June 28, 2013. Pictured above on the left is Keith Shelton, CSS Quality Manager, with the auditor, Richard Cornick, from QAS International. These annual audits are to assure the CSS is performing to the requirements of ISO: 9001:2008, but is also an opportunity to discover ways to improve beyond the basic ISO requirements. Richard was very helpful in this regard by providing suggestions for improved internal auditing procedures and notes on how to audit our suppliers. His comment in the audit report: “During the opening meeting and subsequent discussions with the management team it became very evident the primary focus (of CSS) is Quality and ISO Compliance”. This comment was very much appreciated as it does reflect the CSS commitment.
This begins our 5th year using our Quality Management System (QMS) that was established in 2009 with the assistance of “International Management Systems Marketing Limited” (IMSM). IMSM typically assists small companies, like CSS, to establish a QMS that fits their needs. I feel that they did a great job helping us get the system set-up in timely manner and at a reasonable cost.
We feel that the system is necessary to maintaining quality in all we do – the design, production and delivery of custom mixed-signal ASICs. The ISO 9001 Procedures, Forms and Work Instructions all work together by providing the framework for our work at CSS.