Client Business Need
United Mechanical, Inc. (UMEC) is a welding and machining job shop founded in 1982. UMEC’s 35,000 square foot facility is equipped for precision sheet metal fabrication, specializing in stainless steel work. UMEC provides services for ultra clean solutions in the semiconductor, disk drive, medical devices, pharmaceutical and aerospace industries. UMEC is registered with the USDA, FDA and is a DBE Certified and Woman/ Minority Owned Business.
UMEC was seeking its ISO certification. The company had already engaged the certification registrar, set the date for their registration audit and prepared their documentation. During this period, their in-house Designated Management Representative left his job. With no one in the company to complete the process, UMEC turned to Manex for assistance.
- Using a cloud based system, UMEC loaded procedures for Customer Interface, Production, Suppliers, and Post Production into SMS. If the procedures or plans are not adhered to, it will result in a non- conformance/MBE issue.
- With the new systems in place, employees access procedures on an iPad. This minimizes paper documentation and control issues.
- To create an information trail, records that are not completed per the procedure or as planned; an email notification is automatically sent to management.
- A bar code reader is used to look up training procedures and/or work instructions. This information is instantly available and can be accessed 24/7 on the shop floor.
- If there are issues, a corrective action is opened, investigated, closed and verified and reported to management automatically.
The Single Management System (SMS) works alongside Job Boss and UMEC’s Quality Management System eliminating the need for a Quality Manager. UL/DQS awarded ISO 9001 certification to UMEC using Manex’s SMS and MBE Platform(s).
“The Single Management System works in conjunction with Job Boss and conforms to our Quality Management System to meet the objectives of a Quality Manager. As a result of the SMS and MBE Solutions put into operation by Manex, UMEC was able to obtain our ISO 9001 Certification. As part of our continuous improvement efforts, Manex’s SMS and MBE programs shall continue to be an integral part of our Quality Management System. I am very satisfied with the outcome and would recommend this solution to other manufacturers.”
Al Filart, Director of Compliance & Certifications