VEGA Grieshaber KG is a global manufacturer of process instrumentation. Its product portfolio includes sensors for measurement of level, point level, pressure as well as equipment and software for integration into process control systems. Its subsidiary, VEGA Americas, focuses on the design, manufacturing and servicing (including Radiation Safety Training) of Nuclear Measurement Systems. The facility also manufactures, tests and services the full range of VEGA Measurement Systems.
Because quality and measurement go hand in hand, VEGA has been ISO 9001 certified since 1997. When the company needed to transition to the new standard, they utilized the expertise of simpleQuE quality consultant, Don Milinkovich, to conduct a gap analysis. Following an action plan to close any gaps, VEGA Americas achieved ISO 9001:2015 recertification through Eagle Certification Group. Congratulations to the VEGA team where they know how to Run, Improve and Grow (and even have a designated champion just for that purpose)!
VEGA Americas‘ management takes a creative and fun approach to preparing for an ISO audit of their Quality Management System. They are a global manufacturer of level and pressure instrumentation for the process industry. VEGA’s COO John Kronenberger plays the character ISONO, who isn’t sure what to do in some audit situations like this one where simpleQuE Consultant, Don Milinkovich plays the role of auditor while Quality Manager, Gretchen Lisi, looks on. They give suggestions on their intranet on how to be an ISOPRO – a great way to communicate internally and create awareness* among their employees. Way to go team VEGA!
*ISO9001:2015 Clause 7.3 Awareness The organization shall ensure that persons doing work under the organization’s control are aware of: a) the quality policy; b) relevant quality objectives; c) their contribution to the effectiveness of the QMS, including the benefits of improved performance; d) the implications of not conforming with the QMS requirements.