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API Spec Q1 is a company level certification based on the standard developed and published by the API "American Petroleum Institute" and is titled "Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry".
API Q1 is commonly paralleled to ISO 9001 . API Q1 is often paired with ISO 9001 for greater global reach for marketability, despite the fact that API Q1 is a more robust standard. Additionally API Q1 is often paired with specific API design standards for particular Oil & Gas manufacturing.
API's new edition of Specification Q1, Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, efficiently meets industry demands for an improved quality management system among manufacturing organizations. The new edition of Spec Q1 contains 85+ new requirements (over previous editions) and 5 new sections. Additional advantages of the new edition include an extended one-year implementation period; correlation charts highlighting differences between the 8th and 9th Editions; and close alignment with API Spec Q2 in order to facilitate quality requirements for organizations that have both Q1 and Q2 operations.
API Q1, similar to ISO 9001, helps organizations ensure their customers consistently receive high quality products and service related product , which in turn brings many benefits, including satisfied customers, management, and employees. From customer satisfaction to reduction in operational costs including manufacturing defects an API Q1 management system is ideal for most any organization. API Q1 is the foundation of the various API monogram programs well, while note explicitly required in all instance it forms a strong foundation for success.
Just as it is true for non medical device manufactures, API Q1 certified management systems carry significant weight in the supplier approval process, and in many regions it is an outright requirement. Investment in a certified management system will enable you to market to more customers around the world.
A certified management system enables you to improve your manufacturing process as well as the quality of your products. It helps you foster a strong bonding with your suppliers, business associates, and customers. As an outcome, you will find your overall business performance improved.
Perhaps the most valuable of all benefits of an API Q1 management system is the standardization of key processes. Standardization of work processes is critical for all manufactures and service providers who provide service related product.
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