2021 marks the 4th year that O’Keefe Controls Co. remains part of the elite group of companies, across 170 countries worldwide, that adhere to the established standards of ISO 9001:2015. In October 2021, O’Keefe Controls Co. passed its annual surveillance audit that ensured their quality management system (QMS) was meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. This annual surveillance audit, a requirement of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, is part of a three-year audit cycle. The audit was performed by American Systems Registrar, LLC, (ASR) a provider of third-party registration and accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).
Beyond the goal of QMS adherence to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, O’Keefe Controls Co. has focused on leveraging the system to provide opportunities for continuous improvement. Significant streamlining of existing procedures and alignment of all procedures to maximize operational efficiency while maintaining the highest level of product quality has been a top priority. Product designs and overall offerings have expanded. The company has invested in automation, personnel, and process. All of these improvements have been made while maintaining strict adherence to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
O’Keefe Controls Co. President, Patrick O’Keefe, states: “We remain committed to our quality management system (QMS); everyone is more deeply involved in the deployment of the system. Far from an academic exercise, the daily deployment of our QMS is a company-wide endeavor. Fuller participation, greater understanding and continuous improvement are all hallmarks of a QMS that is working. It is a team effort.”