Precision Machine Shop – ISO/TS 16949 Certified

Precision Machine Shop EJ Basler - ISO CertifiedThe EJ Basler Precision Machining company had our ISO/TS 16949 Certification audit this week. What a great two days combing through every process and procedure at Basler! I am happy to report that there was only 1 finding (a minor that was largely a documentation loop hole we need to close).

We have come a long way since the beginning of our journey to ISO/TS 16949 Certification and have been working tirelessly on the efficiency of our processes. Continue reading “Precision Machine Shop – ISO/TS 16949 Certified”

Notes from the Growth Summit, Dallas TX

growth-summit-2016-logoAt E.J. Basler one of pillars of growth is education and learning. 3 of our leadership team had the opportunity to attend the Growth Summit in Dallas, Texas last week. At the conference we learned so much from Verne Harnish and other renowned authors. Verne is the author of the book, Scaling Up ( which is a go-to book on building a dynamic, growing company that is significant in the precision machining industry.  Continue reading “Notes from the Growth Summit, Dallas TX”

Careers in Precision Machining

Career in Precision MachiningLately, I have been researching about employee engagement. This research has led me to better understand our intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivators. The extrinsic motivators such as incentives and rewards, are short term fuel for motivation. However, intrinsic motivators such as autonomy, mastery, and purpose are the long term fuel for motivation.

There is an excellent TedTalk about motivation from author Daniel Pink on this subject. Please take a look here.

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Quality Control and ISO 9001:2015

EJ Basler Precision Machining ISO 9001 2015

Very exciting to go to #thequalityshow today in Rosemont,IL.

Our team attended a lecture about the newest revision of ISO 9001:2015. Matt Ames did a wonderful job presenting the largest changes to the standard.

Below I have highlighted a few of the items discussed:

  • There is a 3 years transitions timeline form ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 standards.
  • They are getting away from the term procedure and quality manual. Instead they have changed it to “organization shall provide documented information that is sufficient”
  • Large emphasis on management involvement
  • Transition to risk based thinking
  • Identification of interested parties: customers, suppliers, neighbors, etc.

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