QLS OPERATES A QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN COMPLIANCE WITH: BS EN ISO 9001:2008
QLS has achieved Safecontractor accreditation for 2016. This followed an assessment of our Health & Safety documentation to ensure that we comply with the Safecontractor Charter Standards.
QLS has recently been selected as one of the two companies that are to provide rework, inspection and retrofit activities for GM Ellesmere Port.
This has been a fantastic effort by not only the management team but from the support we have had, particularly from our colleagues at GM Luton where the good work during the Vivaro launch re enforced the abilities of our business to GM Europe’s management.
This good work has been reinforced by our newly formed team in Ellesmere Port led by Ray Jones with support from Tina Sweeting.
BSI have recently renewed QLS's ISO 9001:2008 certificate for a further three years following a faultless audit.
In an increasing difficult environment to find good engineers at prices that suppliers wish to contract out to, QLS have taken the step to start an apprentice scheme in conjunction with Semta. Semta is the Sector Skills Council for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. Our first new apprentice will be based at Ford Dagenham and attend Havering College of Further and Higher Education. We wish Jack Thomas well in his endeavours.
QLS has opened a new 5000sqft facility for storage, sub-assembly, rework and inspection in the North West of England.
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This is a service which places a full-time engineer on to the customer's launch team during the lead-in to new series production. The QLS engineer supports the timing and quality of pre- and approved-production parts at the customer manufacturing location, and deals with any customer problems by acting as a member of the supplier's team.
Once production has commenced, the QLS Launch Engineer becomes a Liaison Engineer and maintains the supplier's corporate profile, liaising with all departments at the plant and dealing with any customer issues, feeding queries and solutions between supplier and customer.
Inspection and Rework
The Liaison Engineer also organises inspection of suspect material and can arrange any reworks needed to minimise stock loss. Rework of faulty components can be performed to client instructions at the nearby QLS Quality or Activity Centre.
Major containment actions can be performed at upstream suppliers to provide controlled shipping of warranted material when required. Actions are taken in accordance with approved specifications, and are in place until your supplier conforms.
PDI and JIT Logistics
To meet the reducing customer inventory, increasing stock security and delivery demands of its clients and their customers, QLS offers manufacturers a bonded warehousing, pre-delivery inspection and JIT delivery service. In these days of global supply chains and distances, this is a particularly sought-after support activity for users of high-tech products and their suppliers.
Activity and Quality Centres
Strategically located to provide key suppliers with support where and when needed, the QLS activities include Warehousing and Storage, JIT Logistics, Component Sub Assembly, Rework, Recycling and Salvage, Functional Testing and Obsolescence Control. With facilities to support in-depth product analysis either by our own or visiting engineers, the QLS Activity Centres can provide custom designed services to all manufacturers.