Vanguard Solutions, Inc., provides consulting services to clients with needs in the areas of:
Quality systems auditing.
ISO 9000, QS 9000, ISO 17025 consulting and accreditation preparation.
Surveys, assessments, and problem solving.
Strategic planning, analysis and implementation.
We welcome all clients, large and small, for profit and non profit, complex and simple, since the truths of Quality Principles apply to all organizations.
Our experience has taught us that we can help most clients with their problems. It has also taught us that we can't help everyone. We make that determination quickly so as to not waste your time.
We believe that the measures of success for consultants are speed, value, and results. Our clients are universal in their desire for sooner rather than later, for benefits over costs, and for quantifiable results rather than intangible results. We share these values with our clients.
Quicker project completion creates opportunity for us to do new work and puts results to work sooner for our customer. We require benefits to outweigh costs in all of our own decisions, and believe our customers should as well. We expect to be closely questioned on this point. Results should increase profits / cash flow. If they don't, you should ask yourself, "Why are we doing this?"
We perform ISO, process or risk audits for all clients, large or small. We perform audits upon request or as part of an ongoing audit program.
The value of each audit comes from managing risks, strengthening internal controls, measuring operational effectiveness, reducing costs, eliminating waste and assuring stakeholders business requirements are satisfied.
Regularly scheduled or periodic assessments provide trendline data to determine baseline and benchmark performance improvement.
ISO 9000, QS 9000, TQM
We prepare companies for registration, write Quality Manuals, train Internal Auditors, conduct pre-assessment audits, teach SPC, TQM, Auditing, and Problem Solving, setup Corrective Action Programs, act as coach, facilitator and councilor, and provide technical support for companies on ISO, QS and TQM matters.
Our participation reduces our clients manpower needs, speeds up the process of registration, and results in increased markets and higher levels of market security for them.
Surveys, Assessments, and Problem Solving
We survey and assess employee satisfaction, customer satisfaction, supplier qualifications, and program effectiveness. We offer solutions to thorny and complex problems, serving as an objective outsider or playing the role of our clients customer.
We offer a third answer and a fourth and a fifth, taking solutions outside the box, to give our clients options other than A or B.
Strategic Planning, Analysis and Implementation
Organizations, especially small businesses, non profits and service companies tend to business in a reactive way. Their strategic intent is to pay the bills and have some left over.
Our strategic planning, analysis, and implementation services can help ensure your organization has a future. Planned expenditures are cheaper than unplanned ones. Structured marketing plans reach customers at lower cost. A plan is a lighthouse in the storm of business.