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QUALITY YOU CAN COUNT ON

Quality System Integration and Business Processes

UNICOM Engineering’s commitment to quality manufacturing, systems integration, and efficient business operations are governed by our compliance to ISO 9001, TL 9000, and ISO 14001 standards. This assures that customers receive high-reliability products and services that meet or exceed industry standards. By partnering with us, UNICOM Engineering customers can more rapidly deploy enterprise-ready solutions with greater integrity and reliability. Our high availability solutions are designed to maximize the buyer’s return on investment and reduce maintenance, service and support costs.

OUR CERTIFICATIONS

 

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  • ISO 14001:2004

Canton, MA, Plano, TX and Galway, Ireland Manufacturing Facilities
Certification Body of TUV SUD America Inc.
Certificate Registration No. 951 11 5682,
Valid until September 14, 2018
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  • ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an organizations environmental management system. UNICOM Engineering’s environmental policy is based on the company’s commitment to environmental responsibility, operational excellence and continued improvement. Registration of these standards ensures that a third party completed the audit process and found UNICOM Engineering to be in compliance with the defined industry requirements.

  • ISO 9001:2008

Canton, MA; Plano, TX; and Galway Ireland Manufacturing Facilities
Certification Body of TUV SUD America Inc.
Certificate Registration No. 951 11 4821
Valid until September 14, 2018
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  • ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 is a minimum set of quality standards representing the essential requirements every enterprise needs to address to ensure the consistent production and timely delivery of its goods and services. Registration of these standards ensures that a third party completed the audit process and found UNICOM Engineering to be in compliance with the defined system. This registration further guarantees that UNICOM Engineering takes an organized and consistent approach to all internal processes.

  • TL 9000 - HV R5.5/R5.0

Canton, MA, Plano, TX and Galway, Ireland Manufacturing Facilities
Certification Body of TUV SUD America Inc.
Certificate Registration No. 951 03 2138,
Valid until September 14, 2018
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  • TL 9000 Registration

TL 9000 is an additional set of requirements to define the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for the design, development, production, delivery, installation, and maintenance of products and services. Included in TL 9000 are cost and performance-based measurements of reliability and quality performance of products and services.

Our Quality Policy

Delivering products and services defect free, on time, every time and "Being the Best" is our standard of performance.

Business Commitment:

We do this through the constant improvement of our business management system.

 

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Quality Leadership System

UNICOM Engineering has an unwavering commitment to quality as illustrated in the processes we use to maintain it. We employ a proprietary Quality Leadership System (QLS), a practice we administered to enhance quality controls. The system itself ensures consistency, scalability and efficiency in the way we manufacture products and provide services to our customers. QLS provides value to customers by establishing more specific processes and methods that help ensure a flawless execution of manufacturing. Relative to customer support and services, QLS is also tailored to improve the processes that directly impact customer workflow, collaboration and daily interaction. We are committed to continual improvement of our Quality Leadership System to make it more effective while complying with requirements.

 
 

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Quality Leadership System

Customer Focus

UNICOM Engineering designed QLS to measure customer satisfaction metrics and implement customer-facing programs. The QLS process requires the collection of customer feedback during all phases of engagement –from initial design to prototype, production and general availability. All of our program and account managers are active participants, as they act as our customers’ conduit to UNICOM Engineering’s internal works. Our global technical support team is accountable as well, as they assist customers, answer application questions, assist in troubleshooting and recommend effective solutions.

Process Management

QLS establishes specific processes and methods that help ensure a flawless execution of manufacturing and improve the processes that directly impact customer workflow, collaboration and daily interaction. UNICOM Engineering's business systems are mapped and interconnected to QLS to facilitate flawless transitions between processes from order management to manufacturing test, and routing control systems. Our highly integrated information infrastructure helps monitor and collect data at critical points and creates a closed-loop relationship with our business processes.

Continual Improvement

Continual improvement is driven by our corrective action process, which is applied across all functional groups. The corrective action process identifies containment activities, action plans, root cause analysis and corrective actions which are co-managed by process owners and verified by QA engineers for effectiveness. Suppliers play a vital role by providing technical input so that product issues can be thoroughly diagnosed at the source.

Quality Leadership System (QLS) in Action

UNICOM Engineering’s quality assurance personnel, with the support of senior management and various cross-functional teams, help to manage the integrity and compliance of QLS. To achieve this, QA personnel frequently measure and audit key functional areas, conduct periodic management reviews and drive the corrective actions tied to improvement. Senior management takes an active role in maintaining QLS standards by reviewing quality objectives, performance data and resource requirements. Among the key areas measured are process performance, product performance, and customer satisfaction.

 
 

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Process Performance

Quality engineers regularly monitor the performance of QLS to make sure that all processes are functioning properly. The QLS includes the following key processes to support product development:

  • Customer Engagement
  • Design and Development
  • Configuration Control
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations
  • Customer Support
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Training and Development
  • Continual Improvement
Product Performance

Quality engineers monitor product performance to help drive constant improvement.

  • Customer Experience including return rates and confirmed failures
  • Manufacturing Yields including in-process failure rates
  • Supplier Quality including service, delivery and product performance

Measurement & Analysis

Sound business and engineering decisions are based on real data and thorough analysis. UNICOM Engineering tracks product quality at the earliest test stages to identify trends and calculate the Predicted Annual Failure Rate (PAFR) to predict field reliability. Contributors to product failures are analyzed early in the product lifecycle to determine root cause(s) and corrective action(s).

 
 

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Quality Engineering

Quality is key to our success. We maintain a staff of quality engineers that monitor our customer’s product quality, as well as UNICOM Engineering’s factory processes. They also maintain our ISO 9001, and TL-9000 certifications. Here’s a more complete list of the services they perform:

  • Supplier failure analysis and corrective action requests
  • Supplier quality score cards
  • Non-conforming material review/return to vendor
  • UNICOM Engineering in-process WIP quality reporting and analysis
  • Out-of-box audits
  • Shipping audits
  • Customer quality reports and analysis
  • Cross-customer platform and component quality trend analysis
  • Corporate quality, root cause analysis and corrective action facilitation

ISO 14001

Environmental Management

UNICOM Engineering is committed to its customers’ ‘green’ initiatives and continuously improving its environmental policy and procedures. One of the core tenets of this program is the active involvement of every employee. Our staff is invested in this initiative and they understand its success depends on their actions.

 
 

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Our Environment Policy – Our commitment to reduce environmental impact

UNICOM Engineering’s Environmental Management System is committed to compliance with applicable corporate, regulatory, legal, customer and industry environmental requirements to minimize the impacts of its operations, continually improve its performance, and prevent pollution.

International Environmental Compliance

UNICOM Engineering is dedicated to providing customers with products that meet or exceed international environmental requirements. Our approach to International Environmental Compliance addresses the following:

  • EU WEEE
  • EU RoHS
  • EU Regulation REACH
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Product Recycling Marks
  • China Package Material Labeling Requirements
  • Material Content Declarations for China
  • Elimination of the RoHS-6
  • "Conflict Free" Minerals