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is ISO 9001?
BS EN ISO 9001 specifies the requirements for a quality management system
which enables an organisation to succeed by effectively managing their
business, meeting their customers' requirements, motivating staff and
providing continual improvement. This standard is required by any organisation
that wishes to:
its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer
its ability to meet applicable regulatory requirements.
users of ISO 9001:2000 are required to upgrade their systems to ISO
9001:2008. By the end of 2010, existing certification issued to ISO
9001:2000 will no longer be valid.
have implemented this standard for a number of clients across varying
industries and services. Previous clients have come from the importation
industry, the manufacturing industry and general sevices.
is ISO/TS 16949?
ISO/TS 16949 is an ISO technical specification aligning existing
US, German, French and Italian automotive quality system standards within
the global automotive industry. The quality system requirements for
the design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related
products are specified by this standard. Many vehicle manufacturers
insist that suppliers adhere to the specifications within this standard
and that certification to this standard is imperative. This standard
is applicable to any organisation that:
have extensive experience with implementing and maintaining this standard.
Our previous clients have included suppliers to the world's largest
automotive manufacturers including Ford, VW, Renault and Nissan.
is ISO 14001?
BS EN ISO 14001 provides the framework for an environmental management
system thus enabling an organisation to control the environmental impacts
of its activities, products and services. It also enables the organisation
to continuously improve its environmental performance. This standard
is applicable to any organisation that would like to:
maintain and improve an environmental management system.
conformance with its own stated environmental policy.
such conformance to others.
certification or registration of its environmental management system
by an external organisation.
a self-declaration of conformance with this international standard.
is a standard we have implemented in tandem with ISO/TS 16949 which has
enabled our clients to achieve Ford Q1 status. Our previous clients have
again included supplers to the world's largest automotive manufacturers
including Ford, VW, Renault and Nissan.
is your availability at short notice?
JB Quality Consultant (Essex) will always attempt to suit the client's
needs should this be possible. We recognise that unforseen situations
can arise and will endeavour to re-organise our own admin/office time
to make sure we can start working within a 5-7 day period. We offer this
flexibility as standard (where possible) and therefore do not attempt
to penalise out clients by incorporating a 'short notice fee' into our
is your availability for larger projects?
JB Quality Consultant (Essex) will work to a deadline as agreed at our
initial consultation. At this time, we will organise a schedule that best
suits the client and book any onsite time in advance, ensuring diary reservations
are made to benefit the project. Large projects requiring onsite consultancy
of two or more days per week can be catered for, but will usually have
to be booked in advance.
choose a consultant over a full-time member of staff?
A consultant can provide a greater flexible working practice; this allows
the client to avoid costly agency fees and a good salary that would be
required to employ high quality staff. Once the work has been completed
and a system has been accredited, a consultant can be called upon when
needed, but does not require continued salary payments or other expensive
employee related costs, such as employers' NIC, pension, holiday pay etc.
A consultant can also bring a wider knowledge to the project, gained from
working with a broad client base.
areas do you cover?
We offer a global service; from our base in the South East of England,
we can cater for any size organisation across the U.K. or the world. We
have extensive experience in suiting our sevice to our clients' needs,
with recent work being completed in Japan, Iran and Turkey.
about our confidentiality?
JB Quality Consultant (Essex) have great respect for our clients' confidentiality;
we treat all work with the strictest confidence and sign our customers'
own confidentiality policies where required.