Management Systems are a framework of procedures and processes designed to ensure that a business will meet the specified requirements of its Customers. The scope of the management system may focus on delivering specified Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety or Energy usage outcomes to meet those Customer needs. At the core of these management systems is a philosophy of management comittment to continual improvement through corrective actions to eliminate non conforming outcomes and ultimately to predict and prevent the recurrence of such non conforming outcomes. These systems are fundamentally document based which are continually evaluated and defined arising from periodic reviews. Neil Cremin is an IRCA certified Lead Auditor for the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and can assist your company to establish, implement and maintain either or both these Management Systems.
Quality Management Systems
- We can assist in the installation of Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001:2008. This system focuses on savings and additional revenue that organizations can realize when they eliminate errors throughout their operations and produce products and services at the optimal quality level desired by their customers. CREM Ltd. has installed Quality Management Systems for a number of companies including a company which serves the Medical Device industry.
Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004)
- Organizations are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound environmental performance by controlling the impacts of their activities, products and services on the environment, consistent with their environmental policy and objectives. Many leading national and multinational companies are implementing Environmental Management Systems (EMS) which specify requirements to enable them to develop and implement policies and procedures required for responsible environmental performance with respect to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. As a certified Lead Auditor for the standard, Neil can can provide ISO 14001 lead auditor based consultancy to guide your business to implement your own Environment Management System.
Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001:2007)
- Organizations are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound occupational health and safety (OH&S) performance by controlling their OH&S risks, consistent with their OH&S policy and objectives. They do so in the context of increasingly stringent legislation, the development of economic policies and other measures that foster good OH&S practices, and increased concern expressed by interested parties about OH&S issues. This OHSAS Standard specifies requirements for an OH&S management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and information about OH&S risks. As a certified Lead Auditor, Neil can provide OHSAS 18001 lead auditor based consultancy to help you identify your Health & Safety Hazards, assess the associated Risks to determine the necessary controls as part of your commitment to the prevention of injury and ill health.
Energy Management Systems
- An Energy Management System (EnMS) is a systematic process for continually improving energy performance. It is suitable for all organizations, whatever the size or sector, but is particularly beneficial if you operate energy-intensive processes.
Multinational companies like Toyota, Motorola and GE have recognized the benefits of taking a proactive approach at making their business more focused on delivering the needs of its customers. This approach focuses on two separate methodologies which have been integrated in recent year namely LEAN manufacturing and using the DMAIC or Six Sigma approach to removing variability from the production/service process. LEAN focuses on identifying only those operations which add the value which the customer specifies. All other operations are considered wasteful. In order to deliver consistent quality to the customer a supplier must reduce the variability within the system so that the chances of being outside the customer specifications are low. The DMAIC methodology approach to process improvement and variability reduction is to achieve Six Sigma quality levels which effectively would all but eliminate defects delivered to the customer. Achieving Six Sigma quality would mean that the chances of a customer getting defect product are 3.4 chances in a million outcomes. Neil is completing a LEAN Six Sigma black belt course at CIT and is currently running a LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt Project for a leading multinational company.