We have been providing on-site auditing and consultation since 1986. We have assisted in thousands of ISO implementation projects using our on-staff quality professionals and through our network of consultants and trainers nationally and internationally - from simple daylong auditor consultation to implementation of entire quality systems. Some of our areas of expertise are as follows:
Supplier Audits and Pre-Assessment Audits - 2nd and 3rd Party - ISO 9001 requires, 1) "...organizations ensure that purchased products and services meet specified purchase requirements", and that 2) "...organizations must evaluate and select suppliers based on their ability to provide products and services that meet the organization's requirements."
These are sometimes referred to as subcontractor audits and vendor surveys. We can provide you with these auditing services for your own internal procedures as well as performing those time-consuming supplier audits. We provide local, national and international supplier audits for almost any industry - automotive, aerospace, plastics, medical, chemical, general manufacturing and more. In many situations, we provide Spanish-speaking audit and training services.
These audits of course will be specific to your requirements and can either be based on International standards such as ISO 9000 or tailored to your specific industry sector requirements. We prepare formal, detailed audit reports, allowing you to make an informed judgment on the commitment and ability of your suppliers to provide you with quality goods and services.
Some of our source inspection services and supplier quality auditor services include:
Supplier audit capabilities
Management responsibility and compliance
Operating procedures - based upon specific quality requirements
Auditing manufacturing processes
Manufacturing and inspection equipment calibration
Procurement and raw material management, semi-finished/finished product
Visual verification or sorting of quantity, workmanship, color, size verification, labeling and packing
Audits with country, industry, or otherwise-specified requirements
We can also do complete pre-assessment audits of your quality system to determine readiness for a certification audit by a registrar.
Gap analysis and Quality Systems Implementation support - Our experienced professional auditors have performed thousands of ISO implementation projects throughout the nation as well as internationally. If you are considering ISO certification in your organization, we are here to help. Of course we provide company-wide training to all of your personnel as we work together establishing and implementing that perfect-fit system at your company. Keep in mind that we also provide over 60 quality-related public workshops in more than 55 different cities nationwide. All of our public workshops can be offered on-site to save you time and money. Quality Manuals and Procedures - Whether you have a working system in place or not, we can assist you as you assemble a manual that tells your customers and your employees what you do, and procedures that tell everyone how to do it!
There are different ways to bring this system into your own company communication structure, whether it be a database system, web-based intranet, a simple folder system or a paperless linked documentation system. We can use Word or other applications to hyper-link all of your procedures, work instructions, checklists, illustrative pictures and video clips with a click of the mouse.
Design of Experiments - If after receiving instruction through one of our Design of Experiments workshops, you find yourself in need of a bit of follow-on implementation, or if you just need an expert to guide you through the process, our experienced DOE instructors are available to assist you on an as-needed basis. They can come out to your facility to perform those sometimes-difficult designed experiments right on your manufacturing floor.
Of course, we perform on-site consultation relating to all of the courses that we offer. – less–ZoomInfo