AMCS Presented with an Australian Department of Defence Quality Award
At the recently completed PACIFIC 2015 Maritime Exposition and Seapower Conference held in Sydney, AMC Search (AMCS) was recognised for their ongoing work with the Australian Department of Defence. AMCS is one of 37 Key Divisional Suppliers to the Maritime Systems Division (MSD) and was recently involved in a Quality Management Performance activity designed to assess whether the company met the Defence quality benchmark for their suppliers.
The benchmark assessed the company’s management, quality planning and processes, records, products, Workplace Health and Safety, environmental management, audit procedures and staff training. After identifying some opportunities for improvement during the primary activity, AMCS set about developing in those areas, and in mid-2015, were advised that the benchmark had been exceeded. This communicates to the Department of Defence that AMCS is a low risk service provider, who can be relied upon to manage their contracts on time, within budget and in accordance with legislative requirements.
The process will be an ongoing activity and puts AMCS alongside major international contractors to Defence such as BAE Systems, Raytheon, Thales, AUSTAL, ThyssenKrupp and others.
Rear Admiral Mark Purcell, RAN, Head of Maritime Systems awarded AMCS with a certificate recognising that the company has met or exceeded the MSD Supplier Quality Performance Benchmarks. This is a significant achievement for the company which has worked with the Department of Defence for over 25 years, mainly through the training provided for the Pacific Patrol Boat program.