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March 30, 2020. Congratulations to Dennis Stambaugh, our Senior Management Consultant for being selected as a member of the SWAE Board of Directors!  The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) advances improvement and excellence in organizations throughout Arizona, Nevada and Utah using the Baldrige Criteria.

Our client, R.E. Darling Company has received a Commitment Award for Excellence! The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) announced the Commitment Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate serious commitment to, and implementation of performance improvement principles. R.E. Darling, a Sustaining Edge Solutions Client Company, is a family owned and operated Arizona manufacturer of specialty rubber and composite products. Darling’s 170 employees provide the highest quality products and services to its customers in the aerospace, defense, and mining industries.  Congratulations to our client, R.E. Darling Company!  View all the SWAE 2019 Recipients of the Performance Excellence Program.

  • Published Article Author: Walter Tighe, SES President: ISO 9001:2015 Begins With Leadership
  • SES in the News: Sustaining Edge Solutions has landed the big kahuna working with The Hawaii Gas Company...
  • SES in the News: Companies can gain big by adopting effective operating systems  
  • SES is an approved services supplier to the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). RevAZ was created specifically to provide technical assistance through the ACA to Arizona’s small to medium sized manufacturers.

  • SES receives  the Associate Consultant Register (ACR) recognition logo from National Quality Assurance  (NQA), a leading global certification body.  This recognition is issued as an award to organizations who achieve the qualifications of the ACR program.
  • SES receives recognition of the Associate Consultant Program (ACP) from the BSI Group, a leading global certification body.  This recognition is issued as an award to organizations who achieve the criteria required and the qualifications of the ACP program.

January 2020: Creating Culture of Excellence
As we begin a new decade, many businesses have already or are contemplating a new approach to improve employee engagement. Studies have shown that the more productive your employees are, the more successful… READ MORE

November 2019: Certification Body Service       
All organizations that are registered to management systems standards such as ISO 9001 or AS9100 have a Certification Body (CB), also known as a Registrar.  The CB is responsible for certifying the company and conducts onsite audits on a semi annual or annual basis… READ MORE

October 2019: Process Management Involvement    
In September 2019, the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) an international recognized resource for benchmarking and best practices, released the “People of Process Management.” The goal of the survey was to gain insight on the people who support process management… READ MORE

 September 2019: Audit Planning and Preparation        
If your organization is certified to one or more globally recognized operational standards, at a minimum your certification body auditor(s) visits you for an annual audit. An effective organization should take the time to plan and prepare for every external audit prior to execution … READ MORE

August 2019: Creating Value with Innovation     

Innovation can be defined as making meaningful change to improve products, processes, or organizational effectiveness to create new value. Innovation can involve adopting an idea, process, technology, product, or business model with the purpose of creating new value…READ MORE


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