Why is it that a survey shows Britain as being in 9th place out of the top 200 countries in the world for manufacturing, and exports of manufactured products alone to China and India are up by 30 and 40% for 2011. So why do we think that we a poor at manufacturing? We are [...]
Quality Management Services
What is the cost of quality? Quality is free. Quality is also a perception, and subject to what we might expect. What is the cost of poor quality? Now this is often a question that can be answered but the answers may not be available immediately. In business we should be aware of the cost [...]
We should all be doing our bit towards the recycling effort. Such as separating different materials and placing them into correct containers, But should we not be asking questions like why are we recycling so much waste? How many individuals or companies have a policy to prevent so much waste being produced in the first [...]
If you are a growing business, possibly with a few staff or more and you want to improve what you do and how you do it, then you should have some methods in place to enable you to measure your process performance, efficiency and effectiveness. Most processes are variable, in other words there is often [...]
How do you demonstrate your management commitments to delivering your environmental management policy?
It can be a positive advantage to be able to demonstrate how you are committed to environmental management. Are you aware of you’re the aspects and impacts your business processes have on the environment? Is all your staff aware of their responsibilities towards environmental management? Do you include environmental management awareness in your staff training [...]
Last nights BBC’s Panorama (27/06/11) programme was a shocking story about poor quality and the importance of supplier management, inspection and trust. Trust being the biggest word here, the programme showed we cannot trust some certificates of conformities (C of C’s) or, the labels and quality marks stamped on some products. This is nothing new [...]
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