TAG’s system of verification is a Quality Assurance (QA) process that is used to evaluate whether or not a product, service, or system complies with a regulation, such as MIL-STD-810F or conditions imposed at the start of a development phase. Verification is typically carried out in development, scale-up, or production and is a TAG internal process. Validation at TAG is the process of establishing documented evidence that provides a high degree of assurance that a product, service, or system accomplishes its intended requirements. This involves customer approval and acceptance. Several important questions are asked during validation. One is: “Are you building the right thing?” and another is “Are you building it right?”
'Building the right thing' refers to the customer and end-user's needs; while 'building it right' checks that the proper development process was followed. In some cases, written customer approvals are required for each stage in addition to formal TAG procedures for determining compliance. This QA protocol allows TAG to ensure customer satisfaction throughout the engineering process.
To further streamline the TAG manufacturing process and ensure a high-level of quality at each and every step, TAG implements self-inspection principles at each phase of the manufacturing process. Products are assembled and tested, often at the component level, and each product is marked with traceability to the representative that produced the item. The collaboration of these processes in yields quick turnarounds of highly reliable, cost-effective solutions.
TAG also utilizes validated modeling and simulation software to verify structural and thermal integrity prior to performing physical validation testing. What does all of this mean? TAG doesn’t just design and build rugged IT solutions, but makes sure the product works and just as important, that the customer’s requirements and specifications have been met.