DAW: Integrated Quality Management
Paints & Coatings
Over 5.600 Employees
In over 40 Countries 29 Production sites
Paint manufacturer DAW SE focuses on quality
From Access to SharePoint
At Robert Murjahn‘s German Amphibolin factory, or DAW SE for short, production, the various products and employee well-being are all characterised by high environmental and sustainability standards. Its innovation management was also honoured with a Top 100 innovation award back in 2009. This strategy is embedded in DAW‘s corporate philosophy and institutionalised within the company by means of an integrated management system that comprises quality management, environmental management and occupational safety. Regular internal and external audits and certification in accordance with internationally recognised standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, confirm the organisation‘s high level of maturity.
The aim of supporting the quality management system using the SharePoint platform was to develop this level of maturity. The process descriptions, operating instructions and check-lists were previously distributed on file servers at the individual sites. The documents‘ metadata was centrally managed in an Access database, resulting in slow, manually executed workflows.
„The aim was therefore to introduce a central quality management system with an integrated workspace and publication level, that can withstand the strict classification of good manufacturing practice and sustainable business,“ said Jakob Bickelhaupt, responsible for SharePoint at DAW.
„The project implementation was great and the workflows are all running smoothly.“
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