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What you need to know about ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001 was updated in September 2015 The September 2015 revision of ISO 9001 formatted it to Annex SL which standardizes paragraphs of management systems. The format is quite different from the prior revision. Risk-based thinking and company self-evaluation is emphasized. Registrars are already auditing to ISO 9001:2015. The clock for the 3 year timeframe […]

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ISO 14001

Understanding ISO 14001

Companies concerned about the environment are no doubt, already acting on sound and responsible environmental practices. An ISO 14001 project can formalize these practices into a more manageable framework. So you may wonder: What is ISO 14001? How does ISO 14001 relate to your company’s policy and objectives, and integrate with the current business system? […]

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ISO documentation

How to Tame the Compliance Beast

The trend in today’s global marketplace is a growing demand for registration to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard. Companies that are not ISO-certified may want to start thinking about getting certified. Many companies, however, view the ISO 9001 certification process with skepticism, anticipating a costly waste of time they must endure in order to […]

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SPC

What you need to know about SPC

Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a tool to help companies study their operations so they can continually improve. SPC uses structured statistical analysis to determine and control variance in a process. Studying the variances shows if a process is in control and capable to produce product that satisfies customers. This outline and the accompanying example […]

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L - R: David Cullen, Matt Cullen, Doug and Carole Anton, Kevin Wright display Valley’s ISO 9001 certificate

Valley Plating Works improves operations using ISO 9001

Assisted by AEM Consulting Group, Valley Plating Works successfully obtained ISO 9001 certification. Now in their 82nd year of business with the third generation firmly at the helm, Valley Plating Works continually demonstrates the ability to satisfy customers. Sustained market adaptability, technology innovation, green environmental operation and stable employment for their skilled and dedicated team […]

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Quest for Continuous Improvement

For a lot of us, now begins the post-summer quest for continuous improvement. After all isn’t that part of starting a new school year and acquiring new skills and learning?   Any environment where dramatic, progressive change and innovation occurs requires a process for improvement. ISO 9001 type quality management systems have a built-in means […]

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AS9100C Manufacturing

AS9100C and the Supply Chain

21st Annual International Conference on ISO 9000 Doug Anton presents a brief review of the aerospace industry dynamics behind the Rev. C changes to AS9100 and the additional impact of AS9101. This revision means much more than changes to the standard. It showcases the heightened expectations of the prime aerospace companies to cull the supply […]

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Branching out AS9100

Branching out from ISO 9001 and AS9100

This article from the Wire Journal International, expands on a webinar about how one company was able to “branch” out from ISO 9001 / AS9100. The article discusses Twelve Years with ISO 9001/AS9100 Reflections on Benefits, Challenges and the Future, with Michael Weiss, President of Whitmor/Wirenetics. Also taking part in the webinar was Doug Anton of AEM Consulting Group, Inc., […]

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Manufacturing

Third Time’s the Charm

This article from the May 2006 issue of Quality Digest, documents the success of AEM Consulting Group, Inc. in helping one manufacturing business get ISO 9001 certified when they had almost given up hope.  To find more, read the full article click the link below which opens a PDF. Quality Digest: Third Time’s the Charm article  

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Wire Journal ISO 9001:2000

ISO 9001-2000, Is it an Improvement?

In this June 2003 edition of the Wire Journal International, Doug Anton of AEM Consulting Group, Inc. helps to answer the question, Is ISO 9001:2000 an improvement over the 1994 versions of ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003?  Doug points out the notable reasons this new revision is a worthwhile investment for your company.   […]

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