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Omnex training in Guanzhou with General Manager Robert Liao

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Omnex Recognized as one of 2016's Top 50 Consultants

Omnex was recognized as being a leading consulting firm in Acquisition International Magazine’s “Ones to Watch in Business Advisory: 2016's Top 50 Consultants.” This article can be found in their March issue. Click below to read the full article.

Dan Reid, Director of Consulting- Omnex Inc., won the prestigious Craig Award at ASQ.

Dan Reid, Director of Standards and Consulting at Omnex was presented a lifetime achievement award for the 2014 Cecil C. Craig Award by the American Society for Quality at their Spring Symposium on June 8, 2015. The Craig Award was established by the Automotive Division in recognition of the many years of dedicated services to the division by Dr. Cecil C. Craig, professor emeritus, Mathematics Department, University of Michigan. The Craig Award is presented annually to the best technical/management papers relating to quality and reliability, written by the Automotive Division members.Click here for more information.

ASQ publish Integrated Management Systems, a book written by Omnex' Chad Kymal, Gregory Gruska and R. Dan Reid.

ASQ publish Integrated Management Systems (QMS, EMS, OHSMS, FSMS including Aerospace, Service, Semiconductor/Electronics, Automotive, and Food), a book written by Omnex' Chad Kymal, Gregory Gruska and R. Dan Reid.Click here for more information.

Dirk and Mike of Quality Digest Live chat with Chad Kymal

The advent of the High Level Structure (HLS) with the new ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2016 standards will encourage companies to adopt Integrated Management Systems. Not only will it aid in the ease of implementation, but it will result in significant savings. Click here for more information.

Supplier Management Using the Newly-released CQI-19

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in Southfield, Michigan recently released a new guideline for Sub-tier Supplier Management, CQI-19, as a result of concerns raised by automakers and their suppliers. It was reported that there are not enough competent resources being applied to supply chain quality so CQI-19 was developed to provide a common process for supplier management to try to leverage scarce supplier quality resources. Click here for more information.

Management Systems Are Changing in 2015 and Beyond!

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requires that their standards be reviewed every five years to determine if they need to be revised. When the review for ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System Requirements) came due in 2012, ISO conducted a global user survey which indicated that 27% of survey respondents thought that ISO 9001:2008 was "fine as it is." Another 64% said it was "OK, but with enhancement." Click here for more information.

Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., China Chooses EwIMS as its Digital Audit Platform.

Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd. (CJLR) is a 50:50 joint venture between Chery Automobile and Jaguar Land Rover. CJLR is headquartered in Changshu, Jiangsu Province and has offices in Shanghai as well. CJLR will produce and sell Jaguar and Land Rover-branded vehicles and also JV branded vehicles custom-made for the China market. CJLR committed to standardize its entire Audit Management practices and has selected Omnex EwIMS - Audit Pro® to manage its integrated audits. Click here for more information.

Moving Haptics from the Hospitals to Empowering Women

Ammachi Labs grabbed the attention of Omnex through their innovative use of Haptics in vocational training focused on literate and semi-literate women in India. In the US Haptics has gained widespread attention for training surgeons to perform high risk expensive surgery. For example, it is used to train surgical interns how to do “high-risk procedures such as temporal bone drilling near the brain, where the slightest deviation can create widespread and permanent adverse consequences”. Ammachi Labs has used this innovative and high tech method to train women plumbers in India. Click here for more information.

Applied Permaculture Design with the Leading Permaculture Expert in the World

Omnex is teaming up with several local organizations and the world's leading Permaculture Design Expert to offer courses on the subject of Permaculture Theory and Practicums. Omnex has a particular interest in environmental and social responsibility and is currently incorporating these important principles into its everyday business practices. Click here for more information.

ISO 17025 Revision Proposed!

During the 2013 ILAC General Assembly, the ILAC Laboratory Committee (LC) requested that ILAC submit a New Work Item Proposal to ISO/CASCO to revise ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as soon as practicable.
The rationale being that ISO/IEC 17025 is scheduled for systematic review in 2015 which means that after the ISO formal processes have concluded it will most likely be 2016 before the actual revision of the document will be able to commence. Click here for more information.

Aerospace APQP

In 2009 the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) released a revision to AS9100, the quality management system (QMS) standard for the Aviation, Space and Defense industries. The AS9100 quality standard is based on ISO 9001, adding requirements specific to Aerospace. The goal of the IAQG is to improve product quality and on-time delivery of products through the cooperative implementation of initiatives intended to make significant improvements in quality and reductions in cost throughout the value stream. Click here for more information.

KOC Launches Lean Six Sigma Program

MSG signed a contract with Omnex

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has undertaken an ambitious Lean Six Sigma(LSS) program which is aimed at achieving organizational excellence as part of KOC's strategic goals. Lean Six Sigma methodology is an approach that seeks to improve efficiencies, reduce errors and defects and generate savings. Click here for more information.

Keeping close tie with ZF-Group and Omnex

ZF-Group is a leading worldwide automotive supplier for Driveline and Chassis Technology as well as being one of the most important manufacturers of transmission system products.
ZF has selected Omnex as its training and consulting provider for more than 20 companies in China since 2010 in an effort to emphasize the importance of product quality and staff training. This includes quality improvement, research and development, Lean and Six Sigma, Supplier Chain Management, etc… So far, Omnex has provided the overall training and consulting services for nearly 400 employees of ZF group. Click here for more information.

Managing Growth in the Asian Auto Industry - A Challenge for Automotive Suppliers

On October 26, 2012 Arun Kumar, Director & Vice President of Omnex Asia Pacific Operations spoke to a group of Automotive Industry VIPs invited from all over the world, including large OEM and Tier 1 companies. Mr. Kumar spoke to the audience as part of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) supplier event in Beijing to discuss the current state and challenges of the Automotive Industry in Asia. Click here for more information.

Omnex Chairs panel discussion in Singapore MAXA award.

This high profile panel discussion was conducted as a part of the Singapore Manufacturing Excellence Award function (MAXA) that emphasizes Productivity improvement for sustaining and improving the GDP of Singapore. Earlier this year, Singapore's Economic Strategies Committee (ESC) established the vision for Singapore to be a distinctive global city, founded on an innovative economy and highly-skilled people. To achieve this vision, ESC recommended that Singapore should retain a global competitive manufacturing sector that contributes to 20-25% of Singapore's GDP. Click here for more information.

Omnex Inc. joins the Prestigious Group of Organizations Approved by Project Management Institute to Provide Project Management Training

Omnex Inc. announces it is now approved by Project Management Institute as a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). PMI R.E.P.s are educational organizations that have demonstrated their capabilities to provide world-class effective project management training. Through PMI's rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design, R.E.P.s provide the project management training necessary to earn and to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials. Click here for more information.

Chad Kymal speaks at the Business Excellence Global Conference in Singapore

The Business Excellence Global Conference, held at the Shangri La Hotel, Singapore on November 3, 2009, was attended by more than 500 business leaders and professionals from South East Asia. The goal of this conference was to provide participants with an unique opportunity for a global perspective on best practices in Business Excellence. Click here for more information.

Automotive Certification Scheme for ISO/TS 16949:2009 for IATF Recognition (3rd Edition).

If you are an ISO/TS 16949:2009 registered organization, auditor, or implementer, you should be aware a new version of the Automotive Certification Scheme has just been released with an implementation date of January 1, 2009. (Click here for more information.).

AIAG has released the 4th Edition FMEA Reference Manual.

To help you get up-to-date with the changes made in the latest revision, Omnex conducted a two separate webinars on August 5 and October 16, 2008. A recording of these webinars and/or a hardcopy of the material are available for purchaes. (Click here for more information.).

Lean and Six Sigma Case Studies - Big Savings, Shorter Lead-times and Fewer Errors

Whether the focus is on Breakaway Lean, Excelerated Six Sigma, or Unified Lean/Six Sigma, Omnex's implementation projects typically yield big results and bottom line savings in as little as three to six months. We work fast and get your staff up and running right way. (Read these case studies to find out).

Omnex International Offices Address the Need for Good Quality Indian and Asian Suppliers

Omnex now has taken center stage in a number of interesting initiatives in China and India. Find out about some of the things happening for Omnex in India and China recently. (More...)

Spring 2007 News

Omnex USA has been working with Bacardi's global packaging division, developing their product development processes. It takes a special talent and the right knowledge of tools to develop a DFMEA for a bottle design. Omnex USA and Omnex Europe been working together on a project with a medium sized Tier One in Slovakia and France. (See article in our Spring 2007 Navigator). Omnex headquarters has also been working with our European operations to bring Six Sigma Black Belt training to a Medium Size Tier One. This project, overseen by Greg Gruska, has been very successful and points toward more activity in this area in the future.

Omnex to Aid AIAG in Medical Management Project

AIAG and its training partner Omnex are offering their expertise in quality management systems and quality-related tools to several members of MMGMA launched in January 2007. (More...)

Omnex China working with AIAG to Improve China's Auto Suppliers for Growing Domestic and International Market

Omnex China has joined a team of Automotive Supplier Gap Analysis experts to determine improvement opportunities (including Lean & Six Sigma) for Chinese automotive suppliers. (More...)

AIAG and Omnex Inc. announce global training and consulting partnership to offer Lean/Six Sigma training in Asia.

Shanghai, Aug. 11, 2006 - The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Omnex Inc. announced the formation of a global training and consulting partnership between the two companies to offer Lean/Six Sigma training in Asia. As part of the agreement, Omnex will deliver AIAG-accredited training programs in China, India, Thailand and the Asian market. (More...)

Omnex India wins supplier development contract from The Renault Nissan Institute, UK for all Mahindra - Renault Suppliers

July 27, 2006 - The Renault-Nissan Institute has signed a Partnership Agreement with Omnex India, enabling the Institute to extend their Global Business Improvement Consultancy footprint into India. The partnership agreement gives select suppliers access to Omnex experts who are trained and approved by the Institute. (More...)

Omnex and AIAG Announce Global Training Partnership

June 13, 2006 - Omnex, Inc. and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) announced today the formation of a global training partnership offering Lean/Six Sigma training to AIAG members, and Omnex will represent AIAG in India. (More...)

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