13 November - World Quality Day

13 November 2014
13 November - World Quality Day

Today, on the 13-th of November, is the World Quality Day. For the first time ever it was celebrated in 1989. Since then it has become a tradition to congratulate the employees of the appropriate services on the professional holiday in the second Thursday of November.

It has been done a lot in the sphere of perfection the quality of products at Poltava Automobile Unit Plant in the last two years, as well as in the processes of enterprise quality management system. Undoubtedly, the most important and significant achievement is receiving an international certificate ISO/TS 16949: 2009.

During last two years a significant amount of work has preceded the given stage, directed at improving the processes of management system in the enterprise.

Within the framework of the project on the implementation of the Quality Management System in accordance with ISO/TS 16949: 2009 the following measures have been carried out: the training «Basic requirements of ISO/TS 16949: 2009 for the Quality Management System of the automotive industry» and training «APQP process» for the members of APQP and FMEA teams of PJSC «Poltava Automobile Unit plant». The training program included the basics of projects management and in-depth study of the stages and the basic tools of APQP. All practical studies were conducted using real-life examples of the enterprise. As a result, the block-scheme of construction and DFMEA, block-scheme of processes, PFMEA and management plans were worked out. Furthermore, the following trainings have been also carried out – «The peculiarities of application SPC and MSA», «Basic requirements in audit of integrated management system in accordance with ISO/TS 16949: 2009» and training on the topic «Economical production».

Inspection and assessment of documentation of all 17 processes PJSC «PAAZ», including audit of production processes, quality management system, which preceded the obtaining of the certificate, were carried out by independent auditors TÜV SÜD. During this inspection it was marked that focus of company's employees is not only to improve the quality, but also to take into account all the wishes and demands of consumers.

The company's mission clearly defines the priorities and socially responsible role that company accepts itself: «By providing manufactures of vehicles and customers among the population with high-quality and safe products, we contribute to improve safety». And undoubtedly, the company carries out a lot of measures, solves many problems, directed at the absolute achievement of these goals.

«Every day thousands of lives depend on us» - with this motto projects for quality management are successfully implemented on all stages at the Poltava Automobile Unit Plant.

For ten months of 2014 at PJSC «PAAZ» in comparison with 2013 year it was achieved a reduction in the level of defects in apparatuses of Poltava Automobile Unit Plant according to the analysis results of product returns from consumer by 37,8% and the number of defects on the inspection control results by 1,5%.

Among native machine-building enterprises Poltava Automobile Unit Plant has the highest rate of consumer satisfaction by the total evaluation, which is 4,85 points on a 5-point scale.

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