The Manufacturing Procedure AS9100 delineates processes used to manufacture, inspect, and package aircraft products for customer use. This manufacturing procedure applies to all personnel involved in the handling and production of company products and their components. (8 pages, 1763 words)
The assigned material handler should pull the indicated items and record the quantity and location pulled from on the pick list. The handler should mark the pulled package/container with the work order number(s) to which it is being issued, especially if those items are being pulled for more than one work order at the same time and location. If material packages (containers) must be broken to issue the correct quantity, the material handler should place the correct quantity into an appropriate container and clearly label the container with the material name, quantity, purchase order number, and work order number.
Manufacturing AS9100 Responsibilities:
The Production Manager is responsible for managing the company’s production processes, ensuring that all personnel, materials, and equipment needed to create and maintain the production schedule are available and able to function as expected. The Production Manager is also responsible for ensuring that Production personnel receive adequate training to perform their assigned duties; and that they have complete, accurate and up to date production documentation.
The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for producing the company’s end product(s) in a manner that ensures quality and meets statutory/regulatory and customer requirements.
Warehouse Personnel are responsible picking product for production.
The Quality Control Manager is responsible for monitoring and measuring all manufacturing (product realization) processes, to ensure company products conform to requirements.
Manufacturing AS9100 Definitions:
Benchmarking – Performance measurement tool used in conjunction with improvement initiatives, it measures comparative operating performance of companies and identifies best practices.
COTS – Commercial off-the-shelf; item, material, component, or system manufactured commercially and tailored for a specific use, to reduce customer infrastructure and costs.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) – Information system or process that integrates manufacturing and related applications for the entire enterprise (e.g., product planning, parts purchasing, maintaining inventories, interacting with suppliers, providing customer service, and tracking orders).
Flow diagram – Paths of movement of workers or materials, superimposed on a graphical representation of the work area; also called a “process map”.
Foreign object detection (FOD) – Discovering a foreign object (object that does not belong) in a part, component, product, etc. Requirement of AS9100 – clause 7.5.1(i). May be done at any stage of production, using various detection methods/tools (e.g., x-ray, ultrasound).