Aztec is committed to meeting or exceeding our internal and external customer’s expectations through striving to achieve continuous improvement objectives in the areas of:
- Waste reduction
- Pollution prevention
Aztec is also committed to complying with environmental regulations and other relevant requirements and to communicating the policy to all persons working for or on behalf of the organization.
Aztec is certified for ISO 14001 since November 2002, and is now certified to the IATF16949 standard. Aztec also has received the prestigious Q1 award from Ford Motor Company.
For Aztec, quality is a continuous process that integrates people and technology. It begins with the raw materials, which we purchase only from vendors who carefully test for structural integrity and chemical compositions and continues through the contribution that each member of our operation makes, from President to machine operator.
SPC is performed right at the machining site, insuring in-process quality control. Our quality laboratory is equipped with two Coordinate Measuring Machines, a Brinell Hardness Tester, a Federal Products Co. Formscan 6100 Circular Geometry Gage, and on parts with special accuracy requirements, we use electronic air gaging.
The ultimate test of the quality of our parts is the performance of our products in our customers applications. As are the high quality ratings we have received from each of our customers.
Aztec’s corporate commitment and major shift to an aggressive lean manufacturing strategy and program implementation continues to improve their organization in the areas of cost reduction, quality, delivery and overall customer’s satisfaction.
Lean Benefits and how they affect Aztec’s customers:
- Utilizing the Pull System through cellular manufacturing, Aztec is successful in reducing inventory, lower scrap and rework while increasing product quality on every project completed.
- Better utilization of floor space that allows for more productivity per square foot and reduces overhead and end product costs.
- The Lean process promotes teamwork and generates quality improvement and cost saving ideas that result in a better and more efficient workplace.
Aztec continues its Lean journey by employing the following:
Lean Championship – Lean Overview – All Associates – Competitive Benchmarking Analysis – Lean Leadership – Activity Based Costing/Quoting ISO 14001 (Certification Project/Auditor Training)