ISO9001:2008 QUALITY MANUAL
1.0 Scope of the Quality Management System
DXC is a Company with a long-standing successful history of supplying metal powders, pastes, pellets, varnish, offset ink, flexography ink and other related products for use in a large range of applications, on a worldwide basis. The scope of the Quality Management System encompasses all activities on the Darwen Site.
The Metallic Powders Operation at Darwen is responsible for the manufacture and supply of metal powders and pigments mainly in aluminium, copper and brass (bronze) based alloys, for use in printing, inks, plastics and other industrial and engineering applications.
The Ink Operation at Darwen is responsible for the manufacture of a wide range and type of printing ink, 'one-pack' gold ink, varnish and related printing products.
All production processes at Darwen are validated before leaving the site and as such sub-clause 7.5.2 is excluded.
The overall operation at Darwen is controlled by the Ink & Print business unit and the Industrial business unit.
Technical Service and Research and Development are vital to the future development of the Company, together with understanding and developing new products and applications for our customers.
The manufacturing, technical and administration functions of the Company are based in Darwen, Lancashire, England and employ some 210 staff at that location.
Through the application of Quality Management Systems and Company wide training programmes, DXC. is committed to ensuring continuous improvements to both its processes and product technology.
DXC is committed to the provision of customer satisfaction. Quality in everything we do is the central ingredient in the above commitment. Our commitment goes beyond maintaining a quality system which fully complies with the requirements of BS-EN-ISO 9001. We are committed to achieving, maintaining and improving overall organisational performance and capabilities by the application of the principles outlined in BS-EN-ISO 9004:2008
We will maintain and continuously improve our quality management system by the setting of measurable quality objectives throughout the organisation and vigorous internal audits. We will review our performance at regular management reviews. Additional inputs to these reviews will also include customer feedback, process performance and product conformance. The prime output of the review will be to ensure continuing customer satisfaction and improvement of products. As part of this commitment we will identify and meet the training needs of our employees, so ensuring that the needs of our customers are met. This Policy will be made available throughout our organisation to ensure that the commitment to our customers is clear and widely understood.
Chris Ravenscroft Managing Director
2.0 Quality Management System Documented Procedures
2.1. Document Control
All quality system documentation will be made available via supervision in the Triangle ISO Achiever Plus databases. All documents relating to the quality system will be controlled. Changes to quality system documentation may be proposed by any member of the Company. Such proposed changes will be reviewed by the Management Representative who will liaise with other quality system documentation users as necessary. Dead Triangle ISO Achiever Plus documents will be archived within the databases.