|Since 1992 GAPI has accomplished
and implemented a Total Quality System certified as
compliant to Standards of ISO 9002 by Lloyd's Register
Quality Assurance. Goals and quality plans have been
identified and developed with special consideration to
changing market demands and expectations. Continuous
quality improvement remains a key goal of GAPI's
These quality improvements are achieved by quick problem identification and resolution, and the implementation of strict statistical process control (SPC) guidelines. The primary business goals of optimizing quality, cost, technology, and delivery, as a company wide organizational philosophy, convey that GAPI is committed to providing the best product on the market.
of FMEA as an analytical and managerial instrument,
design (DFMEA) and production (PFMEA), generates
important improvements to GAPI's Quality System. FMEA
causes a number of interfacing connections to emerge at
subsequent steps of the production line. As a result, it
transforms traditional relations between individuals of
the same Company into Supplier/Customer relations within
the Gapi's division and departments.
Quality controls take place at every level on the production line insuring the Customer's Satisfaction.
The GAPI Quality System is committed to following the prescriptive requirements of ISO Standard 9002.
|Recently, GAPI Quality Controls have gone beyond manufacturing and into Customer Service (order review, technical specifications), warehousing (lot identification and traceability), shipping department (packaging, shipment verification and date of delivery). physical and dimensional controls are performed during the complete production cycle, including incoming materials. For new products (molding tools, special equipment, compounds), it is imperative to verify real process capacity in comparison with theoretical. Every new variable introduced into the system (new molds, compounds with different characteristics of shrinkage, tooling with influence on final dimensions) can lower CPK (Capability of Process Index) and call for corrective actions already listed on FMEA or not even foreseen.|
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