Rolls-Royce Quality Management System

Rolls-Royce Quality Management System


Rolls-Royce Quality Management System


Our Quality Management Systems include

a robust suite of processes that cover all

business operations, and additional local

controls defined for the Nuclear business.

Our process controls are defined to cover our

internal operations, and our supply chain.

Supporting capabilities

Rolls-Royce operates an established Quality Management System (the

RRQMS) This is a world-class process based Management System. The

system integrates business management and quality ensuring robust

controls are applied to all business, design, manufacturing, service and

supply chain activities across Rolls-Royce.

The system is structured within the following process framework:

Strategy and Leadership

Engineer products

Manage Customer Relationships

Supply products

Support processes

Manage Services

The Business Process Model gives us a broad view of all the processes that

take place across the company. This management system ensures that

best practice is applied consistently across the whole group.



Rolls-Royce applies robust controls to its supply chain and external

relationships. The Supplier Quality Assurance controls are supported with

the Supplier Advanced Business Relationships (SABRe) system and the

set of requirements and processes agreed between Rolls-Royce and its

suppliers, and provides the basis for scope for supplier approval. The

and Rolls-Royce employees that automates and accelerates purchasing

business functions. A web portal that acts as the single location for all

suppliers to receive important information and interact with

Rolls-Royce (e.g. enables suppliers to view their balanced quality and

delivery scorecards and deviations).

The supplier quality and development organisation within Rolls-Royce

includes a number of key functions:

and specific product/process requirements, this function establishes

and maintains the approved vendor list (AVL) utilising the Rolls-Royce

established Supplier Total Evaluation Process (STEP). This process

encompasses numerous assessments designed to help suppliers achieve

class-leading performance, and is used as a central means of assessing

supplier capability and performance. This function can also qualify

suppliers for supply of material to meet ASME code requirements.

supplier performance and/or capability highlighted by the supplier total

evaluation process. It is also responsible for the containment of nonconformance

and for driving root cause analysis for supply chain issues.

Members of this function are green or black belt accredited and drive

quality and delivery performance into the supply chain.

chain through physical oversight, witness of process and review of

documentation/records as appropriate.

supply chain, to ensure our suppliers have the manufacturing capability

and to assist with improvements. In addition the ME-P provides advice

regarding product or process related issues for a given product.


The Civil Nuclear business unit is certified to ISO9001:2008 and

ISO14001:2004 and the TickIT guide Issue 5.5.

Our Instrumentation and Controls business is certified separately to

ISO9001:2000 and the TickIT guide Issue 5.5.

Rolls-Royce is in the process of building a new plant for civil nuclear work

that will be accredited for ASME N, NPT, NS, and MO activities appropriate

to the design, procurement, manufacture, inspection, test and certification

of Nuclear vessels and components.

As an accredited ASME N-Stamp holder Rolls-Royce will operate processes

that deliver the levels of control and authorisation required to meet any

customer quality requirements.


Rolls-Royce Power Engineering plc

PO Box 2000, Derby DE21 7BD, England

Tel: +44 (0)1332 632688

Fax: +44 (0)1332 622936


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Whilst this information is given in good faith, no

warranty or representation is given concerning such

information, which must not be taken as establishing

any contractual or other commitment binding upon

Rolls-Royce plc or any of its subsidiary companies.

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