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QMS Implementation and Compliance

Quality Management System Compliance and Implementation in Tennessee
At TMEP, we understand that quality is not a one-time effort but a continuous journey. Our Quality Management Systems are designed to integrate seamlessly into your existing operations, providing a framework for consistent quality and continual improvement. We guide you through establishing robust quality processes, ensuring that every aspect of your production meets the highest standards.

Do your business growth opportunities require a quality management system (QMS) certification? Are you experiencing excessive scrap and rework, unexplained process variation, excessive lead times, insufficient throughput, and unsatisfied customers?

Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (TMEP)’s Quality Management Systems program equips manufacturers with the tools and knowledge to qualify for new business opportunities while streamlining processes and increasing profitability. From embedding best practices in everyday operations to leveraging data for informed decision-making, our program ensures that your products not only meet but exceed quality standards. TMEP can help accelerate your QMS implementation by leveraging our expertise.

TMEP supported QMS Systems includes: ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485, IATF-16949, AS9100D, and NQA-1. We provide the following consulting and training services for each system. 
Gap Analysis2 days
Implementation Assistance3-6 months
Internal Audit2-3 days
Internal Auditor Training3 days
Other QMS Service Offerings:
Standards Overview Training. A one day training workshop exploring all the details of a specific standard and what it takes to get certified. 
Quality Core Tools Training. A two day overview of APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA, and SPC. 
Internal Auditing as a Service. Our manufacturing consultants can perform an internal audit to help you prepare for a certification or recertification.
Risk Based Thinking. A one day workshop exploring the RBT concepts and tools. 
Developing Corrective Actions. Our manufacturing consultants can help you develop corrective actions to your specific audit findings. 

We can help you avoid over-implementing which results in procedures that are not required and hinder your ability to be agile.  Tennessee MEP consultants can provide a customized level of engagement based on your staff’s capacity.

The Process for Implementing a Quality Management System involves:

  1. Identifying Your Quality Objectives. Define the goals and objectives you want to achieve through the QMS.
  2. Gap Analysis. Perform a gap analysis to the desired standard. 
  3. Developing Your Quality Policy. Create a documented policy that outlines your company's commitment to quality and your approach to achieving it. 
  4. Defining Your Quality Procedures. Develop documented procedures that outline how you will achieve your quality objectives.
  5. Training Your Employees. Train your employees on the policies and procedures and their roles and responsibilities in implementing the QMS.
  6. Implementing the QMS. Roll out the QMS across your organization and ensure that everyone is following the documented procedures.
  7. Monitoring. Continuously monitor and measure the effectiveness of the QMS and make improvements as necessary.

Get started today!

  1. Contact a Solutions Consultant to discuss your improvement opportunities or challenges.
  2. Together we will create a specific plan to accomplish your goals.
  3. We will work side by side with your team to drive manufacturing excellence.