AS 9120 was developed for pass-through distributors (i.e., businesses that accumulate and distribute parts and materials rather than add value or work on the products themselves) of aerospace items and addresses chain of custody, trace ability, control and availability of records
To do business with aerospace customers who need aircraft parts/components and hardware require to have a sound quality management system. AS 9120:2016 standard presents some specific requirements for parts distributors & sellers to ensure that only good, reliable/traceable parts are provided to the customers.
Knowledge and awareness to AS 9120:2016 standard is not only important for an organization which is certified for AS 9120 standard but also to benefit in establishing a good management system to be able to serve its aerospace customers requiring aircraft parts and hardware.
The knowledge of AS 9120 standard will help the leadership and the management of the company to better understand the benefits of this standard to improve its processes and the system. It will help them to understand their role in ensuring the implementation of the required controls in the processes and their effectiveness to be able to supply highest quality parts to its customers.
For all other employees the awareness of the standard will help for effective implementation of the requirements of the standard to maintain AS 9120 certification or compliance. It will harmonize the overall objectives of the organization and effective communication of the purpose of the organization to provide best service to the customers.