Achieve Quality Management System Compliance Internally, or Use a Professional Business Management Systems Consultant – What’s Best for Your Organisation?

Budgeting for consulting services requires a strict value analysis. When I’m discussing AS/NZS 4801, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 consulting with organizations, the typical push-back is: “Why should I bring in someone from outside, when I can avoid the extra cost by utilizing my internal resources or hiring someone in-house?” […]

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ISO 9001: Probably the best Business Management Tool

FAQ: What Is ISO 9001? ISO 9001 was published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and since then has evolved into the world’s most trusted and used management tool. ISO, headquartered in Amsterdam, is composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 participating countries. ISO […]

Principles of Lean philosophy and creation of perfection

Principles of Lean philosophy Those two teachers who have developed the term Lean, Womack and Jones, have defined five principles that characterize a Lean enterprise. These are: Value – Specification of the value from the final customer. A flow of values – Identify the steps required to design, order, and […]

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What is Lean Management

  Principles of Lean Management Philosophy In their groundbreaking book Lean Thinking (1996), authors and Lean philosophy developers James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones defined five principles that characterize a Lean enterprise: 1. “Value” as specified by the final customer. 2. “Value flow” used to identify steps required to […]