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Is your management system modeled after ISO 9001 or ISO 14001? Are you the ISO Management Representative for your company -- or the Quality Manager, Office Manager, Environmental Manager, Operations Manager, Administration Manager, Technical Manager, ISO Coordinator, Internal Auditor, etc..., who want to turn their ISO Systems into a simple and more effective tool that employees will find useful, but...  
  • You struggle with an ISO based management system that has become overbuilt and complex no matter how much you try to streamline it...
 
  • You find it hard to get your ISO message across so people become interested in what this tool has to offer, instead of it being viewed as a necessary evil...
 
  • You see signs of the ISO System acting like a bureaucratic machine that continues to feed on itself, leaving people questioning and challenging the need for all the record keeping and rule making...
 
  • You're confused about where to begin simplifying your ISO System and don't want to waste time and money...
 
  • You know there must be a better, more effective way to use the ISO Standards and would gladly do it if you just knew what it was!

You are not alone...

 
During the time I've spent with clients over the years I’ve seen first-hand what problems they’ve encountered with their ISO systems, and a common one is… overbuilt and overly complex ISO management systems.  Those companies that have simplified their ISO Systems and made it easier for their employees to use this tool... have found that resistance to ISO has diminished, that their documentation was significantly streamlined, that response to internal audits has improved, and that all employees have re-learned how to "think like a Customer" and "protect the environment where they work".  

The reason why many companies get stuck in an "ISO rut"... is because they misinterpret what ISO is asking for and overbuild their management systems to be on the safe side.

Internal Auditors with limited ISO experience and who are unclear on the ISO rules... unfortunately add to the problem by requesting more documentation.  They assume that the safest way to make sure the ISO requirements have been met, is to ask for more paperwork.

All of this results in more layers of complexity being built into the ISO System... due to a lack of basic understanding of this tool... with nothing ever being removed, for fear it was put there for some obscure ISO rule, long since forgotten.

 

The best place to start to simplify an ISO System -- is to learn the real intent behind the ISO Standards, and what the words "actually" say.  By knowing this information, companies can stop complicating an otherwise simple tool. 

Stripping away the excess that has built up in an ISO System -- allows everyone (including managers and frontline employees alike) to see how this tool supports good business practices and encourages disciplined processes.

 

Hi, I'm Tim Renaud, owner of the ISO Support Group... and yes, there are simpler, more effective ways to use the ISO Standards.  Since 1992, ISO Support Group has been assisting both manufacturing and service companies to simplify and make their ISO Systems more effective.  We do this by showing them that how they currently operate their business, answers over 70% of what's being asked for in the ISO Standards... and that ISO is just a tool for maintaining good operations (and for reducing risk!).

Explore this web site and you'll discover how to turn your ISO System into one that actually works, and you'll also find that we provide solutions that address many other business problems being faced by organizations today.

ISO Support Group offers a comprehensive multi-part program to help streamline and make your ISO System more effective.  Start with the free ISO-T3: Tips, Tools & Techniques System Assessment Tools below... 

 

The ISO Standards for Quality (9001), the Environment (14001), Occupational health & safety (OHSAS 18001), etc... all provide internationally recognized models on how to manage and then reduce "risk"...  Risk of unsatisfied customers (and poor quality), Risk of environmental mis-management, Risking your employee's health and safety... all of which can become a "risk" to your bottom line.  Since 1992, ISO Support Group has been helping companies install management systems to first gain control over their present-day risks, then to streamline and connect them to how you do business and finally to systematically aim them at reducing your risk.  

What else besides ISO do we offer?... We have other tools and techniques that can remove waste (costs) from your business operations and that can also reduce risk, for instance if:  
   
   
   
  • Departments are working with different priorities and pulling the company in different directions?  (Tool: Business/Strategic Planning)
   
   
  • Not clear on what "levers" to push to achieve overall company targets/goals?  (Tool: Business Modeling)
   
   
   
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