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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

March 2020: Nonconformance Findings        
We recently attended a webinar conducted by a major global certification body that discussed the top findings found by lead auditors during QMS certification and surveillance audits. These findings would apply to management systems… READ MORE

June 2020: Effective Process Auditing     
With the current business environment due to the pandemic, virtual auditing has been a hot topic with various webinars and articles. In this newsletter, we want to complement that focus on how experienced auditors have their own favorite questions to ask when auditing… READ MORE

 August 2020: Quality and Industry 4.0         
Quality 4.0 comes from the idea that globally the world is in the fourth industrial revolution. The term Industry 4.0 was coined in 2011 at the Hannover Fair. Industry 4.0 is often called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “By enabling “smart factories”, the fourth industrial revolution… READ MORE

October 2020: Context of the Organization    
One of the major changes as a new requirement of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, including further quality system standards, is to Understand the Organization and its Content. We often still find today companies that are struggling with how to address this requirement… READ MORE.

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