The Phoenix Group Blog

How to Use Risk Analysis to Meet ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 Quality Standards

August 2018

For organizations who are completing or have completed their quality management system transition to the current ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 standards, you are well aware by now that RISK...

The Advantages of Partnering with Expert Consultants in the Implementation of Formability Systems

March 2018

What is formability systems improvement?

Formability systems improvement is the analysis and optimization of formability processes in manufacturing, such as tool and die, sheet metal forming, and...

8 Benefits of Process Improvement Services You Haven’t Thought Of

October 2017

What is Process Improvement?

According to Business Dictionary, process improvement is “Systematic approach to closing of process or system performance gaps through streamlining and cycle time...

Why Outsourcing a Quality Engineer May Be the Best Thing Your Company Can Do

October 2017

Hiring is difficult. Hiring for highly skilled technical positions like quality engineers is even more challenging. Unless you have a great network of qualified individuals, you’ll likely spend...

A Message About Process Control to Manufacturing Leadership

September 2017

The implementation of process control methods is still in the beginning stages within the traditional automotive stamping environment. Many stamping organizations struggle to maintain consistent...

Speed, Safety, and Loss Reduction: Why You Need Manufacturing Consulting

September 2017

Running a manufacturing plant is difficult. You must manage multiple stakeholders, drive continual improvement while maintaining safety standards, and reduce losses every quarter. Consider...

Optimizing Your Processes: How Consulting Services Create Lasting Change

August 2017

The goal of engaging with a process optimization consulting service is to drive lasting change. This won’t happen if the measures implemented by the organization are inadequate. Temporary...

4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Working Toward ISO 9001/IATF 16949 Compliance

August 2017

If you’re in the automotive industry, chances are by now you’ve heard of IATF 16949. This is something that’s on everyone in the automotive supply chain’s mind as we move closer to the October...