Archive for July, 2010

Understanding ISO 9001 Workshop

ISO 9001 Certification Comes At A High Price. Small companies just don’t have the money to get certified.

In This Tough Economy – COMPLIANCE Is The Way To Go.

The ISO 9001 Standard is loaded with quality guidelines that promote process efficiency and cost reduction. When implemented properly, your business will improve.

Question: What good is a great quality system if you spend all of your money on certification? You’ll have no business to certify if you do that.

The intent of ISO Standards is to insure that you and your management team make good decisions that allow you to grow and improve your business. Spending $10,000 – $15,000 on online implementation tools and little to no face-to-face support is not a good decision for small business owners at this time. Depending on the size of your organization, this bill could reach up to and beyond $100,000. Then you still have to spend money on the actual certification. That will be another $5,000 – $15,000 commitment and could reach or exceed $120,000 , depending on the size of your organization and the complexity of your systems.

The OPAL Plan:

Learn the standard – The Understanding ISO 9001:2008 Workshop is a special forum that will provide you with detailed information about the standard.

This is not just an overview and sales pitch! This is an engaging session where you will learn the standard and walk away with information that you can put to use right away.

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The Black Economic Council, headquartered in Northern California, is a national 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established to further the economic platform of Black Americans by facilitating business formation, job creation, access to capital, financial fitness and equal opportunity for employment in the workforce.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at their Quality Workshop in April, 2010.  The event was very productive and informative.  Wells Fargo, Verizon and PG&E executives were present and provided a wealth of information and support.  I commend the BEC on their efforts and look forward to doing good work with them in the near future.

OPAL Quality Systems Management

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OPAL offers systems management and strategic planning services that promote operational excellence and continual improvement.

Opal is dedicated to helping our customers reach their highest goals and position themselves to be competitive in their respective markets.

With experience in an extensive variety of industries and international compliance systems, we offer professional services that assist businesses in reaching their full potential.

We advise, train, encourage, empower and motivate customers to plan and implement business systems that mature and expand their business.

How Can We Help You?

Opal’s consulting and coaching services include, but are not limited to:

  • Change Management
  • Quality Planning
  • Supplier Evaluation & Control
  • ISO 9001 Systems Implementation
  • Personal Branding
  • Commercial Branding
  • Internet Marketing

Opal has over 15 years experience building partnerships in a number of disciplines and industries including medical, semiconductor, global logistics, manufacturing, retail, chemical and pharmaceutical, construction and many more.

We look forward to making you and your organization part of our history. Look towards your future – – You’ll find OPAL quality systems management right there with you.

Contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.