Improvement projects large or small, are an essential part of successful businesses, but they can add tremendous strain on already stretched departments. It often therefore makes business sense to use professional external resources to fill the gap.
Below are just some examples of the services we can offer – please use our contacts page to discuss your exact requirements and how we can help.
Quality Management Systems (QMS) Implementation
ISO 9001 certification support up to and including certification with a UKAS accredited certification body.
Gap analysis and upgrade implementation of current quality management system to become ISO 9001 compliant.
ISO 9001:2015 Contact us ref gap analysis and upgrade for existing quality management systems.
TS16949 Automotive compliant systems implementation, upgrades and maintenance.
Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Implementation
ISO 14001 certification support up to and including certification with a UKAS accredited certification body.
Gap analysis and upgrade implementation of current environmental management system to become ISO 14001 compliant.
ISO 14001:2015 Contact us ref gap analysis and upgrade for existing environmental management systems.
Integrated Management Systems
Contact us to discuss integration of your existing Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
New Product Introduction (NPI)
Full automotive standard Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) / Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) process implementation compatible with Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) “blue book” requirements.
We can assist you to implement all nineteen elements of PPAP including:
Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA), Control Plans and Measurement System Analysis Studies (MSA).
Operations Quality Improvements and sustaining the gains
Process reviews, audits, mapping, recommendations and implementation.
Data analysis including Statistical Process Capability studies where relevant.
Implementation of Mistake-Proofing (Poka Yoke) techniques.
Improved process control including ongoing Statistical Process Control (SPC) for stable processes.
Implementation of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) monitoring.
Problem Solving and Improvements: Global Eight Disciplines (G8D) & Six Sigma
Lead cross functional teams to implement Corrective Action (CA) processes including root cause analysis, interim and permanent corrective actions.
Facilitation and training on a range of problem solving / improvement techniques and six sigma tools (IE: Ishikawa diagrams / Cause and Effect / Fishbone Diagrams, Pareto Charts, 5 Whys, Statistical Process Control.)
Supplier Management and Development
Problematic supplier STA / SQA support, including improvement plan generation and implementation.
Structured problem solving training and facilitation with suppliers.
Implementation of Key Performance Indicator monitoring of suppliers.
Interim Quality and Environmental Management / Contract Project Manager / Contract Work
Please contact us for specific interim management assignments including part time project management of your APQP / PPAP process.