SMS Technologies, quality is a culture, not simply a discipline. We have
invested heavily in industry-specific quality certifications for our core
customer base, in addition to broad framework represented by ISO 9001:2000.
Our certifications/registrations include:
- ISO 9001:2000
- FDA registration
- ISO/TS 16949
Our Quality Manual
is available on request.
For telecommunications and military products, SMS is an approved manufacturer
by the National Security Agency under the strict government COMSEC designation.
We have a secure room and secure work area on the production floor plus
specific procedures, processes and trained staff that allow us to receive,
install, and ship sensitive telecom devices used in electronics equipment.
IPC Compliance and Best Practices
At the core of SMS ' Best Practices and daily operating policies, you
will find adherence to the latest IPC-A-610C specification, which has
been widely adopted by the Department of Defense and approved by ANSI.
SMS is also certified for IPC-7711 (rework) and IPC 7721 (repair), and
are certified to provide our own in-house training. In maintaining our
strict quality standards and Best Practices in-house, we calibrate over
367 different pieces of equipment annually.
Our quality practices
are further strengthened by an ongoing:
- Continuous improvement
- Corrective action
- SPC (Statistical
- QSR (GMP) compliancy
for medical devices
- 100% component
We maintain an on-going training and certification program for our staff.
Quality, and the continuous improvement of it, is an integral part of
our operating philosophy. Our training and education committee reports
directly to senior management. Our staff includes certified trainers
for the following:
- IPC-7711 (rework)
- IPC-7721 (repair)
Each factory employee
gets a minimum of 40-hours of training per year. We train our inspectors
to inspect to your specifications and train our workers to build to