Continuing Improvement

ASR Customer Evaluation & Continuous Improvement Form

Thursday, 06 March 2014
ASR Editor

Please download the form below, fill it out and email it back to us.

Online Training Portal

Thursday, 28 November 2013
Training Coordinator
If you are looking to advance within your organization and become a quality expert with more authority - you need additional training.

ASR Customer Satisfaction Survey

Saturday, 11 May 2013
ASR Editor
Our continual improvement process includes periodic client surveys.  Our recent survey covered Overall Satisfaction, Auditor Satisfaction, Needs Met, Auditor Knowledge.

Waste: How to increase margin from supplied parts or services?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Brad Bukowski, ASR Lead Auditor & Registration Manager
To help in the never ending quest for increased profitability, I believe it is a good thing to review what WASTE is:

Waste is defined as anything that does not add value to the customer. Overproduction – There are two types of overproduction:
  • Producing more parts than are necessary
  • Producing parts at a rate faster than is required
  • Example: Using up the rest of a material even though the correct ship quantity was produced.

Top Non-Conformance Issues Among ISO/TS 16949 Suppliers

Friday, 15 May 2015
ASR Editor
Maintaining an effective quality management system is a work in progress with some segments of an ISO/TS 16949 system requiring more attention than others.

Data collected indicates many auto suppliers struggle to keep on top of the following components of their QMS:

Pushing Continual Improvement

Tuesday, 24 June 2014
ASR Editor
An effective audit program pushes an organization’s continual improvement process. Here is a quick review of the key parts and pieces of an internal audit system that an outside auditor investigates during their visit. How does your firm stack up?

ASR Promotes Online ISO Training from OSt

Thursday, 07 November 2013
ASR Editor
WYOMING, Mich. – November 11, 2013 – American Systems Registrar today announced an agreement with Online Standards Training effective immediately.

Sort, Store, Shine, Standardize, Sustain (5S)

Friday, 15 May 2015
ASR Editor
Something to Think About
By Rand Winters
ASR Senior Auditor

In recent years, a number of ASR clients have started lean manufacturing programs without considering a full blown 5S program.

Opportunity for Improvement - A Benefit

Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Rand E. Winters - ASR Lead Auditor
An Opportunity for Improvement (OFI) is a pretty neat idea! It allows your ASR auditor to share with you valuable ideas that may be helpful as your organization pushes its quality management system for continual improvement.

In fact, a well-thought out Opportunity for Improvement in many cases may be of more value than a well-implemented non-conformance.

What is the definition of an OFI as listed in ASR's auditing procedure?

Marketing Your Management System Certificate

Friday, 07 March 2014
ASR Editor

Heads Up..

As a reminder, website, printed promotional and sales material must conform to your Management System's certification scope.

Some organizations have opted to exclude certain functions from the scope of their Management System and those exclusions are listed on their certificate.

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