Quality management system development
Thesis DisciplineEngineering Management
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Engineering Management
With Chiptech’s current growth rate and size it has become necessary to develop a Quality Management System to enable repeatability, meet customer demands, and protect Chiptech from staff turnover. ISO 9001 was identified as a base for development, with the imperative that the system identified and developed must deliver value for Chiptech. Several frameworks were investigated, along with journal articles and discussions with industry members in order to determine the aspects that would deliver value, and determine the key success factors. Two factors were identified as critical: employee involvement, and the utilisation of metrics – both of which were leveraged for the project results and recommendations.
The systems developed have already proved they offer benefits, however, in order to maintain performance Chiptech must a) keep evaluating the measured results, b) ensure that quality forms an integral part of the organisational culture and, c) continue the systematic approach of continual improvement.