Who Implements An ISO Standard?

Who Implements An ISO Standard?

What sort of yard owner implements an ISO standard?  In keeping with the theme of this edition, I stopped to ponder what are the common characteristics of the folks that I have the privilege and honor of working with, and serving.  With hardly any effort at all, I...
The Times, They Are Changin’

The Times, They Are Changin’

Last time we talked about how to start understanding your process through some easy metrics. This time, we’ll talk about what starting may mean. The most comprehensive word to describe this would be change. Change is rarely easy; however, it is a constant (like...
Value Stream Mapping – a Primer

Value Stream Mapping – a Primer

Value Stream Mapping, or VSM, is a Lean technique used to document, analyze, and improve the flow of information, materials, energy, etc. required to produce a product/service for a customer. Use VSM to help visually document where an area may be having some...
Assessing Supplier Risk – Implementing a Program

Assessing Supplier Risk – Implementing a Program

Assessing supplier risk is a part of implementing the 2015 version of the ISO standards, and is simply a part of best business practice.  Suppliers can affect a company’s reputation, and/or its ability to meet customer requirements. The easiest way to assess...