Registration and CDM: Our Story
question was posed to our management team one day by senior
executive management. They inquired, how could we better serve
our customers and provide them with the ongoing quality and
continuous improvement that is the driving force of today and
tomorrow's business world? After thoughtful consideration of
all alternatives, the ISO 9001 format was suggested.
are a number of reasons why a company chooses to adopt the quality
system requirements that ISO 9001 possesses, but ours was simple
- we chose this quality system because it would help us reach
our established management objectives and provide a vehicle
for continual improvement. An equally important by-product of
our effort was that the quality system guidelines would enable
us to be a more proactive supplier for our customers.
day the news was announced that the Registering Board approved
our Auditor's recommendations for ISO 9001 registration was
extraordinary for everyone at Crystal Die and Mold. It was another
great milestone as a world class full service plastic supplier.
Our senior executive management had the foresight to see that
what we were building was going to dramatically improve our
way of doing business - and they used that to help motivate
and encourage our team throughout the entire implementation
our successful registration audit we have been able to maintain
this level of success by performing not only the required internal
quality audits with our formally trained internal auditors but
also our own employee-created validation process to fill the
gap between subsequent audits. Our validation process, without
question, assisted in our goal of not only maintaining but also
future plans at Crystal Die and Mold are for the smooth transition
from the ISO9001: 1994 standard to the new ISO9001: 2000 revision.
Our transition focuses primarily on management responsibility,
documentation, training and continuous improvement. We are very
excited about the new standard and look forward to the challenges
ahead of us.
Technology at Crystal Die and Mold, Inc.
TRANSFER is one of the latest techniques introduced in CDM 's
Secondary Operations. The process was introduced a few years
ago but has greatly advanced each year and is quickly becoming
the decorating technique of choice by many of our customers.
transfer combines both pad printing and hot stamping methods
without the challenges of messy ink. The label itself is screen
printed on the carrier at the label manufacturer. CDM procures
the finished fully cured labels and threads them onto a hot
stamping press with a heat transfer feeder. A single hit can
produce multiple colors with this dry process. Very tight tolerances
can be held with heat transfer using our state-of-the-art equipment.