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ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS)

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized model for a Quality Management System (QMS). The management system approach to running a business involves institutionalizing the best practices (processes) that are derived and updated through continuous process improvement. ISO 9001 is used by organizations (both manufacturing and service) to certify that their QMS is capable of meeting customer requirements from initial project planning through production, installation, and servicing.

The ISO 9001 standard provides VSE the means to manage our internal processes in conformance to established business and various contract requirements. Control of the process is gained through improvements based on knowledge rather than intuition. Product/service quality is obtained by designing processes that are known to produce a product or service that meets or exceeds the customer’s requirements. Product/service quality is maintained and improved by constantly and continuously upgrading the existing processes. The VSE Quality Policy states: "VSE Corporation, through the effective use of our continuously improving Quality Management System, is committed to provide quality products and services that meet the needs, expectations and requirements of all of our customers at a fair price".

VSE Corporation has maintained an ISO 9001 registered QMS since January, 1999. Our third-party registrar is LRQA Inc. VSE maintains a certified Quality Management System (QMS) that is subject to audit every 6 months by LRQA to ensure continued compliance in addition to continuous internal audits. The registered divisions and work sites of VSE are listed on the current copy of our ISO 9001 certification.

PHOTO: Wheeler Bros., Inc. PHOTO: PSI Registrar

Wheeler Bros., Inc., has been an ISO 9001:2015 in February 2017, originally registered to ISO 9001:2008 in February 2009. Our Registrar is the Performance Review Institute (PRI) of Warrendale, PA. Wheeler Bros., Inc., maintains a Quality Management System (QMS) that is scheduled to be audited by PRI at 6 month intervals which ensures our continued compliance with ISO 9001:2015, including, but not limited to internal quality audits. We are a Pennsylvania based corporation engaged in the manufacturing, engineering, inventory management and distribution of automotive, truck, heavy equipment, industrial parts and supplies to the United States Postal Service, Department of Defense, other Government agencies and commercial fleets. Located in Somerset, we were incorporated in 1960 as a local parts supplier and auto-electrical repair shop servicing the Pennsylvania Turnpike and local trade area. We have been servicing Government contracts since 1963. Wheeler Bros., Inc. maintains a Quality Policy which states: "Wheeler Bros., Inc. will strive to exceed our customer's requirements and satisfy our contractual obligations by utilizing valued employees to provide continual improvement of our processes and deliver quality first – quality fast."

IMAGE: Akimeka, LLC logo IMAGE: PSI Registrar

Akimeka, LLC, a subsidiary of VSE Corporation is an Information Technology and Information Management (IT/IM) services company specializing in Enterprise Architecture, Project/Program Management, Web-Based Technologies, Database Management, Software Engineering, Security, and Cross-Domain Solutions. We deliver robust enterprise solutions supporting Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) or Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) standards, as well as system that are designed to meet the most stringent security requirements—including DoD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP), DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. Akimeka has been an ISO 9001 registered company since 2007 through our third party registrar BSI. Akimeka maintains a certified Quality Management System (QMS) that is subject to annual audits by BSI to ensure continued compliance in addition to continuous internal audits.


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