Striving for Quality: How Quantic Thistle Embraces ISO 9001:2015 Standards

At Quantic Thistle, we're all about engineering excellence. Our recent ISO 9001:2015 re-qualification shows just how serious we are about keeping our game strong. Let's break down what this means in simpler terms. 9001 is one part of the Quantic Thistle ecosystem of management to ensure efficiency throughout the workplace. These practices ensure safe and reliable workflow from start to finish, reducing issues with quality that can cause detrimental impact further down the line of practice if not noticed and dealt with early on. These practices that we follow at Quantic Thistle are not only important for our work standards but also for Customer Standards, ensuring they receive what they want at the standard they desire.

Keeping Tabs: Our Yearly Checkup

Every year, we do a deep dive into our operations to make sure everything's running shipshape. It's like an annual checkup, but for our business. With ISO 9001:2015 in the mix, we're now even better at spotting potential hiccups and finding ways to fix them before they become big problems. This process aligns with our commitment to quality, where rigorous evaluations ensure adherence to the highest standards.

Covering All Bases: End to End Assurance

Quality matters from start to finish here. From the drawing board to the delivery truck, we're on it. ISO 9001:2015 backs us up on this, making sure we don't miss a beat in ensuring our products are top-notch. By having quality control measures in play from the start and in our workspaces, we reduce issues later on down the line, especially those faced by our customers. Just as we strive for perfection, our commitment to quality resonates with our customers in their meticulous processes, ensuring excellence in every aspect. It often isn’t enough to simply comply with recognised quality standards. Many customers have their own additional quality standards and processes, and rightly insist that their supply chain are able to meet that higher benchmark.  Over recent years Quantic Thistle has passed quality audits by a number of customers including Rolls Royce, and most recently RBSL prior to the award of the contract to design, prototype and manufacture the Turret Displacement unit for the UK’s new main battle tank, Challenger 3.

Checking Ourselves: Making Sure We're on Track

Internal audits are like taking a good, hard look in the mirror. We're all about getting better every day, and these audits help us do just that. They're like our own personal coaches, helping us up our game and keep raising the bar. Knowing that we have these audits in place makes it easier for us to ensure efficient work practices from day one, as we know the criteria that need to be followed. 

This continual review process is particularly important as we embark on major change - such as establishing and transferring operations over to a new high value manufacturing facility - ensuring that our quality processes improve with scale and are not in any way diluted.

Fixing What Goes Wrong: Bouncing Back Stronger

Stuff happens, right? But when it does, we're ready. ISO 9001:2015 helps us bounce back from setbacks by giving us a solid roadmap for fixing things up and making sure they don't happen again. We know things won’t run smoothly all the time, but with our planning, we can ensure that procedures are altered in the most efficient way, ensuring minimum time loss and making sure we are back on track in the quickest time. 

Sticking to Our Guns: Our Quality Promise

We don't just talk the talk; we walk the walk. Our quality policy is our promise to you, our customers, that we're always going to deliver the goods. ISO 9001:2015 just helps us keep that promise, loud and clear.

Doing Things Right: Precision is Key

We're all about doing things the right way, every time. ISO 9001:2015 helps us keep our ducks in a row by making sure we've got clear processes and procedures for everything we do.

Picking the Best: Partnering with Quality Suppliers

We don't cut corners when it comes to materials. Our partnerships with suppliers who share our commitment to quality mean you're getting the best of the best. ISO 9001:2015 gives us that extra assurance that were sourcing excellence every step of the way.

In a Nutshell: Our Commitment to Quality

ISO 9001:2015 isn't just some fancy certificate on the wall; it's a symbol of our dedication to making awesome stuff. So when you see that logo, you know you're getting the best of the best, every single time. This continual importance to review quality processes is exemplified by our move into a new high-value manufacturing facility, ensuring that our commitment to quality remains unwavering.