The Monitoring-Measurement of Processes Procedure AS9100 establishes methods the company’should use to monitor and measure the effectiveness of the Quality Management System. The procedure applies to all Quality Management System processes. (4 pages, 663 words)
Monitoring-Measurement of Processes AS9100 Responsibilities:
Department Managers are responsible for producing and using process monitoring and measuring data to continuously improve the company’s Quality Management System.
The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the accuracy of all process monitoring and measuring devices.
Monitoring-Measurement of Processes AS9100 Definitions:
Critical Control Parameter – Process measurement which materially affects the properties of the material, component, or product being processed.
Other Process Parameter – Measurement which indicates the state of the process system and which may be used to diagnose special causes of variability. Examples include pressures, temperatures, flow rates, and electrical readings.
Special Cause of Variability – Any external action on the system or system failure which creates unpredictable variations from a normal distribution. Special causes of variability are indicated when a measurement exceeds control limits or when non-normal distributions of data (as defined by the Quality Assurance Manager) are observed.
Monitoring and Measuring Equipment – Devices used to collect data and measure, gauge, test, inspect, or otherwise examine items to determine their compliance with specifications.