ASA AFRA Workshop G: Quantifying the Value of Certification–Operational and Financial This workshop benefits leadership, quality managers, anyone considering certification and those already certified.  Many times, certification is just viewed as a requirement to fulfill for a customer.  But to obtain operational and financial value from certification, companies should be looking forward toward building a…

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Earth Day, a good day to reflect on ISO 14001 and ways organizations can respect the planet by being environmentally responsible. When ISO 14001 was initiated, this standard (for Environmental Management) served as a guide for gauging and monitoring the activities of a company and its impact on the environment. Today, ISO 14001 certification is…

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Our infographic demonstrates how ISO certification can bring a host of benefits to your organization.  Other benefits of implementing and maintaining an effective quality management system include: Client Requirements – More and more customers are demanding that their vendors be certified. If your business doesn’t meet this criteria you could be losing out on sales. Increased…

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Preparing Vista Packaging for ISO 9001 certification

Congratulations to Vista Packaging and Logistics, which received ISO 9001:2015 certification from Smithers Quality Assessments for its headquarters in Columbus, OH. Vista’s management and quality team are committed to maintaining this certification and embracing the ISO standards in its business operations, and has utilized the services of simpleQuE for consulting and internal auditing since 2012.…

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Utilizing ISO 9001 to maintain quality Powder Processing & Technology, LLC’s professionals have assisted the top materials technology companies around the world for over 30 years and has maintained ISO 9001 certification since 1998. The company performs process development and contract manufacturing on a wide range of powders including ferrite, ceramic and inorganic chemical powders,…

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Earth Day is April 22nd which is right around the corner and we are reminded how important it is to remember our corporate responsibility to the environment when we approach our daily tasks.  Every organization is different and so is its impact on the environment. Those that hold an ISO 14001:2015 certification ensures they are…

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1. Meet Customer Requirements Surprisingly there are companies that want ISO 9001 certification just to satisfy one customer requirement. The customer states that it will only do business with vendors that are certified as ISO 9001 – so to get (or keep) the business they need that certification. The problem with these companies is that they’re looking…

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Powder Processing & Technology, LLC  has maintained ISO 9001 certification since 1998 and just transitioned to the latest version – ISO 9001:2015.  PPT’s professionals have assisted the top materials technology companies around the world for over 30 years. The company performs process development and contract manufacturing on a wide range of powders, and has a fully equipped…

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Today we celebrate America Recycles Day, part of the Keep America Beautiful national initiative. It is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, which is currently at a rate of 34.5%. But as a nation, we can do better. According to the National Recycling Coalition, the day is…

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ISO standards impact businesses, governments and societies worldwide in a powerful and positive manner by providing practical tools for sustainable development.  This sustainability is incorporated economically, environmentally and socially, but many business owners want to know how these standards will affect their bottom line. 

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