Further establishing its credentials as one of the foremost trade associations the GTMA is pleased to announce that it has recently been assessed within the scope of ISO 9001:2008 and has had its quality management systems successfully accredited. The scope of the GTMA’s accreditation covers: ‘The provision of supply chain solutions; business services; technology transfer, and industry networks for companies throughout the engineering supply chain’.
The association’s chief executive, Julia Moore, explains: “We have developed a committed strategy to focus on all the major high technology market sector opportunities, from aerospace to automotive and medical to marine. Our work with OEMs and first tier suppliers has seen initiatives to raise standards within our membership base, which is now seen as a valuable resource for buyers forming and reinforcing manufacturing supply chains in all industry sectors.”
The GTMA’s mission is to promote the individual expertise of its members and the collective engineering resource represented by the association. The management of GTMA is operating under the control of a quality management system along the lines laid down in ISO9001:2008 standards.
The association places particular emphasis on obtaining client satisfaction by: responding promptly and accurately to client and member inquiries and orders; a constant pursuit of quality, value and reliability in the services the association supplies; ensuring that its management and staff are fully trained to meet the requirements of the business and its members; working closely with its members and clients in seeking to establish the highest quality standards, and adopting a forward-looking view on future business decisions.
GTMA wishes to acknowledge the support of IMSM (www.imsm.com) acting as a specialist consultancy provider on the ISO standard and specification integration, IMSM worked with the association on its procedures and documentation.
“We are justifiably proud to be possibly one of the first trade associations to meet the stringent demands of the accreditation. Of course, it is the association’s policy to seek to operate to these standards continuously and to implement and operate fully the ISO9001:2008 standard throughout,” concludes Julia Moore.