“Please Fasten Your Safety Belts, Ebsco is Preparing for Takeoff.”
Okay, Maybe that’s a little dramatic but can you blame me? Cheryl just approved hiring a consultant to guide us through establishing our AS 9100 Quality Management System! We are going to be certified AS 9100, Aerospace!
We have had a lot of help from our friends, David Wheeler at the Oklahoma Manufacturers Alliance and Chris Groden at Tulsa Technology Center. Without them this would still be on the future wish list. With their help it’s quickly becoming a reality. A BIG thank you to both of them.
So what’s so special about AS-9100? As-9100 certifications are only given to some of the top manufacturers in the world. As-9100 includes everything from ISO 9001 and then goes way beyond. Holding an AS-9100 certification says you have the best in quality management. It tells your customers that you are willing to go the extra mile to insure the best level of quality available.
AS-9100 was developed for the aerospace industry. That’s why it is so demanding. Being AS-9100 will open up new customers to Ebsco in the aerospace field. We will be part of an elite group that is allowed to manufacture parts for aerospace. The opportunities are endless.
Am I proud? You bet I am! The Ebsco team has worked hard to develop their IO 9001 Quality System and they have made great achievements. They have taken us to a level that makes moving up to AS-9100 attainable. It is their capabilities, their pride in quality and willingness to do new things that make me confident in our transition. Without them, this wouldn’t be possible. They’re excited and ready to take on the challenge.
So Fasten Your Safety Belts. The next few month may have some turbulence. Major change is difficult and we still have to make springs for our customers. Nothing else stops, we just add all of this on top of it. It might be a bumpy ride but I see clear skys ahead and unlimited possibilities. Ebsco is ready for take off.
Now if you’ll excuse me I need to adjust my departure schedule a little.