Preparing Your Company for ISO 9001 Certification

Preparing Your Company for ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for quality management systems (QMS). It outlines requirements for ongoing quality control and process improvement in companies. Becoming ISO 9001 certified demonstrates to customers and stakeholders that your...

Achieving AS9100 Certification: The Step-by-Step Process

Achieving AS9100 Certification: The Step-by-Step Process

For companies in aerospace, aviation, and defense, implementing the AS9100 quality management standard culminates in the significant milestone of formal certification. This rigorous certification process verifies your organization has a fully compliant system that...

Supply Chain Optimization in the Age of COVID

Supply Chain Optimization in the Age of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies worldwide to scale back production and transportation, temporarily close, or shut down permanently. These disruptions have severely impacted global supply chain optimization. Supply chain optimization is key to operating at...

COVID-19 Impact on Manufacturing

COVID-19 Impact on Manufacturing

The coronavirus pandemic has put the world as we know it on pause. As of August 2020, more than 24 million people have contracted the virus, leading to more than 822,000 deaths worldwide. The United States has been one of the hardest-hit countries, and people...

Lean Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

Lean Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

Lean manufacturing relies on the principle of efficiency with minimum waste. The process applies to industries across many fields, but it is especially relevant to the manufacturing sector among ISO 9001 certified organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects...

Understanding and Meeting OSHA Safety Signage Requirements

Understanding and Meeting OSHA Safety Signage Requirements

Every day, American workers operate and work around machinery and equipment that could harm or kill them. Thanks to workplace safety efforts, which continue to improve, accidents uncommon. Nevertheless, the over 3 million on-the-job injuries reported in 2014...

How a SWOT can make your life easier

How a SWOT can make your life easier

If a business is looking to thrive, it needs to define its objectives, as well as any factors which may negatively impact those objectives. A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis allow a business to determine both internal and external factors...