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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Tips for Successful Implementations

All of us whether it is in our companies or our daily lives are at least talking about implementing something. Maybe it’s starting an exercise program, some home improvement, or a lean transformation which starts with a kaizen event for your assembly line. Implementing something new is how we hope to get better results or … Read more

Five Steps to Improving Performance and Cutting Costs

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: ‘And this, too, shall pass away.’ How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! … Read more