When product quality can literally save lives.
Digitalisation Success Story of Global Clearance Solutions AG:
when producing robots for mechanical mine clearance (securing landmine fields), it’s the product quality that determines failure or success. By using Testify and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, Global Clearance Solutions AG (GCS) manages to ensure a gapless quality documentation process that is safeguarding the highest quality of their machines.
How it works at GCS:
Machines from GCS are certified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, thus ensuring high quality in production and material. GCS has to prove their compliance with the high requirements of the certification. For further efficiency improvements of their quality management processes, GCS decided to integrate the Testify solution. The main value for GCS is the digital capturing of issues that directly interacts with the documentation processes and thus helps to solve the current challenges:
Improvement Challenge: only the highest product quality can ensure safety.
Within the industry that GCS is operating in, machine quality (guaranteed with certifications) is the most important criteria. Therefore, immensely strict and demanding requirements should be adhered to across the entire manufacturing chain – this results in a complex system of quality tests within the quality management system. The challenge is to perform all necessary quality checks exceptionally, keep all regulations and meet all given requirements in order to ensure maximum product quality and thus, maximum survivability when using the machines.
Documentation Challenge: straightforward and fast prove of compliance.
Compliance with all quality standards and quality certifications must be proven by means of regular audits. This requires gapless, and traceable documentation. Previously only incoming goods controls and final controls were performed, but there was a strong need to enhance the quality control system towards a digital, gapless production accompanying system, covering the entire supply chain. The challenge is to improve the documentation process while w keeping it time-efficient and straightforward.
About Global Clearance
Global Clearance Solutions AG (GCS) is a leading company in the security industry and a provider of safe, reliable and cost-efficient solutions for the disposal of landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other remnants of war (EOD). Their business activities range from the production of modular components which are adapted to the threat scenarios of their clients, to professional services including consultancy, training and operational support. GCS has its headquarters in Freienbach, Switzerland and a production facility in Stockach, Germany.
Learn more: www.gcs.ch