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Quality Management Systems ISO 9004:2000 Guidelines for performance improvements

The ISO 9004:2000 standard originated as instructions for the performance improvement of organizations. It comprises generalized rules which - if consistently applied by the management - will deliver improved results and performance of their own company.  

Consultancy: how to proceed in order to avoid a mere costly patter

Consultancy in various branches of business provided for entrepreneurs and managers may initially look like an easy way of making money. No need for any infrastructure, there is just the consultant talking to the client. After that you see the consultant billing the client an exorbitant sum without bearing any responsibility whatsoever. A high-quality consultancy looks different, though.

Printing of business cards and labels

These days, no manager can do without business cards. There is no such negotiation where you would not easily hand out a number of these cards with your address. In the following article, you will be advised on the optimal way of business card printing, even with regard to the ceasless changing of your phone numbers and addresses. 

Digital printing

Digital printing(low-edition printing) has increasingly been used in practice. It is especially suitable for smaller number of copies, and has the advantages of a high printing speed and the optimal price/copy ratio. Digital printers start where your office printer ends, as offset printing is too costly.  

Offset printing

Offset printing is based on application of liquid color inks in successive steps. It is very suitable for high-quality printing of a very high number of copies. 

The ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System

The ISO 9001:2000 standard defines the requirements on the quality management system. It is this very standard that directs certifications of quality systems. The fundamental benefit of this standard is its process-orientated approach.  

Consultancy business has changed

The business world of today can no longer afford to get a mere piece of advice, a recommendation or a report from the consultant orthe consulting company, just to implement everything else themselves as their respective situation requires. What entrepreneurs need is to have their problems solved in those areas that are out of their professional expertise. 

Why managers dislike planning?

Have you ever encountered a situation in which a company is left without any plan, or with workers preparing just partial activities in their tables? I have lately come across this phenomenon more than once, which has inspired me to open a discussion on the topic of “Why do managers dislike planning?“  

Intuition in life and management

Personal accountability has the greatest value for cooperation and partnership. People set their own names as a guarantee of their pledges and acts. For this the only thing they need is sufficient practical knowledge and to really do whatever they promise to the other party. This is the condition necessary for mutual cooperation; but it does not suffice for the development of a company or corporation....

Where will corporate social responsibility reach up to?

A whole range of the world´s leading companies of both national and multinational significance have included in their entrepreneurial visions a new philosophical stream “specific to them“ which comprises a higher civilization purpose of business and trading. It accentuates a deeper social sense of meeting the needs and providing the resources for the development of human society....

Let us put the man first

The right mode of communication can inspire people to coin new ideas or participate in improvement, thus putting all their abilities to work. On the contrary, an inapt approach to communication can invoke reluctancy or even aversion in a worker, and they can hardly be looking for new ideas, with creativity being the forgotten word.

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Economics of quality/grade

The economics of quality is a methodology designed to have organizations enhance the customer satisfaction while cutting the costs at the same time. The methodology is supported by the ISO/TR 10014 international standard: Quality management guideline. It guides the management to achieve their entrepreneurial intent while they continously increase the productivity. ...

The 7 Tools Of Quality

They are very basic tools that help the management and quality specialists stabilize processes, enhance the quality level, identify nonconformities, vizualize the status and so on. The 7 tools of quality represent basic methods for lasting improvement in processes. 

Flowcharts

Flowcharts easily make it possible to describe progress of operations, activities, their sequence or even fundamental relations among them. Thus, each process or activity is made transparent and simplified.

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Visual system ISO 9001 a ISO 27001

To prepare a very simple visual system for dynamic, flexible company in the field of software. The Quality Management System to prepare for certification according to ISO 9001 and information security system according to ISO 27001.

Quality Management, Safety

The main point of cooperation was implement QMS system according ISO 9001 standard. The cooperation was branched out later into training and documentation creation for occupational health and safety including internal audits realisation.

Internal auditor training

Preparation of internal auditors and audit capabilities enhance the benefit of company while creating good relationships. To set Audit as a tool for the development of the company.

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Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is a philosophy, method of efficient production where no unnecessary losses. The aim is to produce in the shortest time and at minimum cost, of course, meet customer requirements. The method devised in the company Toyota.

5S

The 5S method helps to improve the workplace quality. It is designed to make it more organized so that both the safety and the performance of the workplace can be enhanced. It originates in Toyota corporation, Japan.

Quality, grade

Quality represents the aggregate of specific parameters that a particular product, service or system possesses. These parameters characterize what the product is really like and they can include, for instance, the dimensions,  data recording speed, price, etc. It is the customer supposed to be using it who decides whether a product is high-quality or not. In line with their intention (the purpose...

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„Do not trust people saying they did EVERYTHING, when you did not see them CONCENTRATE.“ more >>

Jiří Střelec Jiří Střelec

To fix a problem well implies full concentration. Engaging all of your capabilities. Visualizing the knowledge we applied years back. Combining everything and finding truly the best solution. Sadly, many of today´s problems are complex ones and any second best solution amounts to losses. Each solution deserves deep concentration. Nowadays, managers are advised to watch how their workers approach problem solving. Unless they have seen full concentration in their faces, they cannot be sure the workers have done their best.

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