Applied Radar

Applied Radar Transforms Under ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Company Profile

Applied Radar, Inc. is a developer of advanced radar, electronic sensing and advanced antenna systems for the military and commercial markets. With their strong focus on research and development (R&D), they frequently develop commercial products out of government-funded R&D. Applications of the company’s technology include airborne radar and sensing systems, ground-based radar, ship-board and satellite systems. Applied Radar also provides antenna and RF testing services.

Their microwave system technology has numerous application in both the commercial, military and government sectors, as listed below. The government/military applications include both Homeland Security as well as Military (or DoD) applications.

“Polaris MEP was instrumental in our company achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification.”

Dr. William Weedon, President and CEO
Applied Radar, Inc.

Situation

Applied Radar had a customer-driven requirement to obtain ISO 9001 certification and desired to meet the latest version of the standard.

Solution

Applied Radar initially brought Polaris MEP in to help lead, train, coordinate and facilitate the preparation for ISO 9001:2008 registration with management and non-management personnel. During the initial stages of the engagement, the latest version of the standard, ISO 9001:2015, was released and the project was adjusted to address the updated requirements.

Polaris MEP assisted with process and documentation improvements to align with ISO 9001:2015 requirements, now with a heavier focus on risk. lmpacts, measures and outcomes from project initiatives were developed jointly, with progress communicated on a frequent, formal and regular basis.

Polaris MEP leveraged their decades of QMS expertise and the knowledge to fully support project implementation to ensure business sustainability and growth.

Results

  • $450,000 increase in sales
  • 5 Retained Jobs
  • $150,000 increased investment in Workforce practices or employee skills
  • $20,000 increased investment in information systems / software