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Business Excellence

PQA's experienced consultants each have over 25 years experience in industry.  They have training as Business Excellence Assessors for national Excellence Awards.  Take advantage of this expertise for your business for maximum profits and customer satisfaction.  PQA can do an assessment of your operations, &/or help your team implement a Business Excellence process to take you to the next level.

 

Business Process Improvement

PQA had it in our name starting in 1988.  It's all about the process.  Everybody has processes, as well as bottlenecks in those processes.  PQA has the expertise to quickly assess your current processes, and develop an improvement program to achieve the maximum co-ordination between all processes.  The end result is the best that you can be.

Being a generalist has its advantages.  PQA is exposed to hundreds of different companies and methods.  We can help you identify new and different ways as alternatives to the classic solutions; instead of the classic solutions that you (and your competitors) have always used.  There is competitive advantages available in rapid change to improved business processes.

 

Consulting Services

PQA offers a wide range of consulting and training services for the manufacturing, technology, and service industries.

  1. Leadership & Corporate Governance   Strategic Planning, Supervision Leadership & Management Training, Competitive Analysis, Balanced Scorecard and Measurement Systems, Coaching & Mentoring, Business Excellence assessments (Malcolm Baldrige and Canadian Award of Excellence), Best In Class analysis & benchmarking.
     
  2. Operations Management Systems:   Productivity and Profit Improvement Programs, Corrective & Preventive Action, Theory of Constraints, Management of Change, Project Management (Traditional & Critical Chain), Seminars & Workshops, Employee and Team Development, Employee suggestion programs.

  3. Quality Management Systems: ISO 9001, ISO 13485,  ISO/TS 16949, ISO 17025 and ISO 22000 Quality Management Systems, Assessment of Excellence (Malcolm Baldrige Award, Canadian Award of Excellence, etc.), Six Sigma Training and Implementation, Quality Assurance Procedure Manuals, Quality System Development, Analysis & Audits, Statistical Process Control (SPC) & Data Analysis, Supplier Development, Employee Training Plans & Training Courses, Black & Green Belt Training for Six Sigma, and Six Sigma implementations.

  4. Manufacturing Systems: Lean Manufacturing,  Just-In-Time (JIT),  Scheduling Systems, Cellular Manufacturing,  Kanban systems, SMED (Quick Setup Technology), Theory of Constraints (drum, buffer, rope scheduling),  Synchronous Manufacturing,  Plant Layout,  Document Management Systems, 5S, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).

  5. Coaching & mentoring of Sr. Management and Company Owners:   Management often need a friendly, confidential ear to listen to their concerns and problems.  Sometimes it helps to have someone to ask tough questions that need to be asked.  Competitors understand the issues and the available options, but can't be safely used for confidential discussions.  Friends and business associates are willing, but may lack the needed expertise.  PQA combines the expertise, willingness, and the personal strength to politely ask the tough questions.

 

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is the first major advance in Project Management principles since the 1950's. It allows you to get your projects completed 10% to 50% faster with the same or better cost and quality.  PQA offers Critical Chain (CCPM) training courses, consulting, assessment, and implementation assistance.

 

ISO Management Standards

PQA offers a wide variety of implementation, consulting, ISO training courses on the ISO Management standards.  Included in the ISO standards PQA covers are ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO/TS 16949 (Automotive Parts Quality, International), ISO 13485 (Medical Device), ISO 17025 (Laboratory), ISO 22000 (Food Safety/HAACP).


Lean Manufacturing

Maximizing value and speed, while minimizing waste, inventory and control. PQA offers full-service Lean Manufacturing consulting, Lean training courses, implementation, and assessment.  PQA offers a comprehensive package of training courses in Lean, consulting, assessment, and implementation assistance.  Lean can be done with 6 Sigma, or Theory of Constraints (TOC).


Productivity Enhancements
First you get good, then you get fast.  Today, the leading competitive factor is time.  How fast can you go?  Productivity includes time, quality, and costs to give the maximum benefits from the minimum investment.  You need nothing less.  PQA has the expertise to quickly assess your processes, benchmark them against the ideal, then get you a plan for capturing the available improvements within your current constraints.


Project Management via Critical Chain (CCPM)

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is the first major advance in Project Management principles since the 1950's. It allows you to get your projects completed 10% to 50% faster with the same or better cost and quality.  PQA offers Critical Chain (CCPM) training courses, consulting, assessment, and implementation assistance.

 

Six Sigma

Six Sigma was developed to create profit-based focus on improvements by an infrastructure of change agents throughout the organization.  Six Sigma emphasizes breakthrough rates of improvement, and focuses on world class performance to achieve organizational success. PQA offers Six Sigma (6 sigma) training courses, implementation, consulting, assessment, and improvement.  PQA also acts as our Client's outsourced Master Black Belt, and Green Belt.

 

Training Courses & Workshops

PQA provides in-house and customized training courses.  Browse through our Training Courses to discover a course that meets your needs

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