Critical Materials commitment to quality has been from its onset a crucial concern.
Our Quality Management System (QMS) aims at serving the company dual offer: consultancy and product development. The right balance between comprehensiveness and flexibility is a must to encompass the diversity of requirements and still be agile and uncompromising in terms of quality.
To provide complete assurance of quality to our customers and partners, certification of our QMS is ongoing in accordance to reference standards for our focus industries. Critical Materials is relying on the experience of Critical Group to build up its quality management practices. Critical achieved CMMI staged level 5, again for the first time in our home region. Critical’s maturity level 5 was achieved with a comprehensive investment on Six Sigma best practives. CMMI® is the US sponsored equivalent of the ISO 15504 (SPICE) and is mapped to ISO 9001. It provides organisations with guidance on measuring and continuously improving their processes in a sustainable way.
ISO 9001:2008 The international quality management standard and framework for business-to-business dealings, focusing on meeting customer quality and applicable regulatory requirements, enhancing customer satisfaction and continually improving business performance from the initial contracting stage through to the delivery of the solution.
ISO 9001:2008 certification guarantees our customers a QMS compliant with international standards, enabling better system processes and cost-effective management of the company. The implemented management framework helps identify system gaps, provides a strong foundation for system improvement and assists in organizational compliance with other accreditation programs.
The aerospace industry established the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) for the purpose of achieving significant improvements in quality and safety. Three international standards have been prepared by the IAQG, the EN 9100:2003 in Europe, the AS9100 Revision B in the Americas and the JISQ9100:2004 in Asia. These are identical and standardize, as much as possible, QMS requirements for the aerospace industry. This is the first global aerospace standard to meet the requirements of aerospace companies worldwide.
CMMI L3, SEI
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI), from Carnegie Mellon University, is a federally funded R&D centre sponsored by the US Department of Defence. The SEI's core purpose is to help others making measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities.
Focused in systems and software engineering, integrated product and process development, and supplier sourcing, it allows an organisation to select process improvement strategies but provides pre-defined areas for each maturity level.
CMMI is the US equivalent of the ISO 15504 (SPICE) and is mapped to ISO 9001:2000. It provides organisations with guidance on controlling their processes. The CMMI approach is increasingly recognised as a performance measure for software development and engineering companies across the world, especially in the US and Asian markets.