Quality and LEAN Operational Standards and certifications

A relentless commitment to quality.

Exceeding The Industry’s Highest Certifications

Backed by an ongoing commitment to achieving the highest industry standards, DEMA develops and applies the latest manufacturing quality techniques. We meet or exceed industry certifications, including:

  • ISO 9001:2008, a universal certified quality management system standard. This certified quality management system requires a process approach, supported by procedures for quality. It focuses on the customer, not just customer satisfaction. It requires continual improvement, not just corrective or preventative action.
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), a structured analysis of a design that highlights failure modes, and addresses them before any prototypes are even made. This process looks at the product through the eyes of the installer and end-user and creates a design from their perspectives, ensuring product and manufacturing quality and maximum user benefits.
  • LEAN: We have a strong belief that an overall culture and practice of LEAN philosophies and continuous improvement is key to manufacturing success. The following lists several of our LEAN programs that are in place.
  • Manufacturing Flow Cells: All of our manufacturing plants are constructed primarily in Cells designed around product families to minimize waste of movement, motion, waiting, inventory, and to ensure the timeliness and quality of the product.
  • 5S Process: A structured, visual management program to systematically achieve organization, cleanliness, and standardization in our workplace, resulting in a safer, efficient, and more productive operation. It also boosts the morale of our employees, promoting a sense of pride and ownership of their responsibilities.
  • A3 (Continuous Improvement): An ongoing systematic approach using small teams to continually improve our operations by eliminating barriers or issues effecting the cost, quality, or delivery of our products.
  • KANBANS: Material signals are used to communicate under our Pull approach to manufacturing to minimize inventories yet ensure adequate material flow. Kanbans are used strategically with suppliers, internal operations, and with customers.
  • Additional LEAN efforts include: Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Kaizen Events, Preventative Maintenance, Setup Reduction programs, Error proofing.