MMK Gets Quality Management System Re-certified

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, September 21, 2017. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) had its quality management system subjected to a re-certification audit once again; the system was checked for compliance with the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 international standards, the company press service reports.

The five-day audit involved auditors from the international certificating body TUV NORD CERT looking into the plant’s quality management system’s performance. The audit touched upon nearly all of MMK’s structural and functional divisions.

TUV NORD CERT Senior Auditor for ISO 9001 Anton Yarushin said at the final audit meeting that the entire procedure was carried out in full and MMK quality management system was proven to work in full accordance with the existing standards; no instances of non-compliance were detected. This means MMK could get re-certified in accordance with the revised standards adopted in 2015. Yarushin pointed to the development of a strategic planning system and introduction and improvement of a complex risk management system as the plant’s two big achievements.

According to TUV NORD CERT Senior Auditor for ISO/TS 16949 Petr Michanek, the auditing committee found the plant was fully compliant with the existing technical standards for car manufacturers and their suppliers. He also commented on MMK’s risk management efforts, investments in technological upgrades, and introduction of an automated day-to-day/calendar-based planning system.


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