Covid has shifted the goalposts and business owners understand that running efficiently and in a lean manner is the way to go. No more slackers not pulling their weight, accountability is the buzz word and results matter as every cent that goes to the bottom line you want to keep.
As a result, more we are now getting plenty of calls from businesses wanting to formalise how they do business – they now have some spare time to invest in their business and get ready for the next stage, which may have shifted from what they originally planned. And they want to do it right – right for their business.
How well is your ISO9001 system working for you? Do you know if it is relevant to your business and what legal implications may be lurking in a poorly designed system?
Through adversity opportunity grows. It has been uplifting to see the resurgence of Australians wanting to buy Australian made products.
Business is not all doom and gloom. Some of eQA clients are making the best of their business and the current economic situation.
What sort of businesses should be looking at working within the defence industry? A business that wants to enjoy stable growth and long-term projects: Industries such as engineering fabrication welding and manufacturing.
You have downloaded our QMS Checklist, now you’re ready for the next step – the eQA 7 Step Quality Management System Kick Off Pack.
Many clients have found our Quality Management Checklist very useful to identify which aspects of their businesses are adequately documented and working. When we meet with potential clients, we often find that they already have a lot of the requirements for a QMS which can speed up the process of achieving certification. We then make sure the gaps are filled and that the processes are being applied in an effective way.
The Australian Defence Force has the highest standards in the world for producing their defence equipment vehicles as they take the life and safety of a soldier very seriously. Their peace of mind and assurance is working with businesses that also take the quality of their work very seriously and they can prove how they do this.
A chance meeting with a small business owner in an airport revealed the major benefit to him that having a quality management system in his business had brought him.
Stop and think about what you could do if you had a teenager who could mow your lawn your preferred way, each and every time. There would be many benefits just the same as there would be in business if staff performed their tasks the right way every time. That's where a quality mangement system for the business comes in.
With a QMS (Quality Management System), Concrete Blocks* were able to prove that they fulfilled the requirements set out by the major construction company.
Queensland-based engineering, manufacturing, fabrication & welding businesses have incredible opportunities to secure long-term government contracts with Defence (and other government departments) but it all depends if you are a quality-assured manufacturer.
Innovation is the key to staying ahead of the competition in any business field. If startups don't innovate they risk failure of success!
Getting an ISO 9001 certification might not seem like much however it would surprise you knowing how you are viewed by companies once you get it and it may be necessary before you can win certain contracts.
A trucking client of eQA's in Western Australia, was in the running for a $2.1 million contract with a major international company but didn't have the necessary Quality Management System (ISO 9001) in their business. This was one of the must-have conditions of the contract.
Mothers, they are: generous, loving, helpful, sentimental, wonderful and sometimes, just a bit annoying. But, she is still your Mum.
The Land 400 Phase 2 decision has been awarded to Queensland based Rheinmetall Australia.
With the almost $5 billion to be spent on building 225 combat reconnaissance vehicles in the Sunshine State, this means stability for Queensland based manufactures.
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Recently 3 deaths have been attributed to listeria contamination of rockmelons from NSW (Australia). In mid 2017, the death of an Australian driver has been linked to a faulty vehicle airbag.
WHY were these 2 deadly incidents treated SO differently by the media?
Putting aside the emotional tragedy of people losing their lives, these 2 issues have been handled completely differently by the media and have caused unnecessary panic for the industry & the public.