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PLITEK Successfully passes ISO 9001:2015 registration Audit
with NO Observations or Findings! CONGRATULATIONS PLITEK!

 

Company Profile:
Plitek is a global leader in providing precision die cut components and converted materials for a wide range of industries including medical, automotive, electronics, and packaging to name a few.

Plitek has extensive, vertically integrated converting capabilities that include precision die cutting, multi-layer laminating, custom film extrusion, specialty adhesive coating, slitting & rewinding, printing, and surface treatment. Their value-added services include material selection assistance, design support, rapid prototyping, clean room manufacturing, and contract assembly & packaging. Plitek focuses on providing solutions for their customers and they strongly value quality, innovation, hard work, and good business ethics.

Opportunity:
Plitek was quick to recognize the value of ISO 9001 registration back in 1994 when it was one of the first companies to achieve registration with the help of Illinois BIS consultant, Charles Liedtke. The following years Plitek continued re-registering and upgrading their ISO 9001 Quality Management System every three years.

Twenty-three years after the original ISO 9001 registration, Plitek’s owner Karl Hoffman recognized the advantages of new Business Management System and was very enthusiastic about implementing ISO 9001:2015.

Solution:
As part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification process, Plitek engaged in a methodical audit of business processes to clarify and identify changes required for the implementation. Plitek sought subject matter expertise from long-time partner Illinois BIS. BIS consultant, Ken Place, worked directly with the management team, led by Keith Hoffman to re-define the processes of the new Plitek Business Management System (BMS), establish a more efficient and effective management review meeting and enhance the process approach used with internal audits. Once the new BMS was formed, it paved the way for successful integration of other new ISO 9001:2015 requirements such as Strategic Planning, Risk Management, and Change management.

The change from a Quality Management System to an overall Business Management System has helped to define process ownership through all facets of the business. This allowed for a better distribution of system responsibilities beyond the Quality function.

With the new Quality Management System, all business activities are conducted with the system in mind. If plans change, risks are identified and if changes are needed, the question is asked, "How does this effect the Business Management System?"

Outcomes:
Illinois BIS is very pleased to announce that Plitek successfully passed its ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard Certification audit. Auditor DQS Management Systems Solutions completed the 4-day Stage 2 Registration Audit in April 2017. The audit resulted in a very impressive Zero Findings and Zero Opportunities for Improvement. Plitek is anxiously awaiting the official certificate (pending) indicating full certification.

The Illinois BIS mission is to help develop the potential within each organization to achieve a culture where innovation and constant improvement thrive, so we are thrilled to have had a role in Plitek’s success!


For more information, contact us at: (630) 505-0500 or info@illinoisbis.org.