Infimind institute of management consultancy
The need for expert advise on various domains is increasing and more so, with rapid technological advancements and the domain knowledge more focused on inherent strengths of entrepreneurs/management. The era of start-ups mainly by technocrats has necessitated the need for professional advise on various disciplines of management.
Management Consultancy spans broadly across areas of leadership, finance, marketing, regulatory compliances including tax and advisory services. Diving down further deep, this could also extend to processes and technology, strategy, operational improvements, organizational behavior, etc and the expertise and experience of management consultants come in handy to help resolve issues, provide objective advise and improve business performance, maximize growth and create value.
Unlike trainings, consultancy assignments are spread over a longer period of time and many a time also necessitate follow up sessions. Handholding is the key and the role of the consultant/consultant organization is to objectively guide the client and prepare the client in their onward journey to achieving business excellence.
ISO Standards are defined by the International Standards Organization and they are applicable to all organizations, irrespective of the nature of their business. However, certain specific standards are relevant to certain specific type of industries.
Infimind has empaneled auditors/consultants who can help organizations meet their goals of certification. Infimind will also suggest and recommend Certification bodies who can be approached for certification. However, the final decision is for the client to take.
A bird’s eye view of these standards for which Infimind provides Consultancy Services are given below:
The above standard has undergone some changes compared to the earlier version of ISO 9001:2008. The 2008 version was replaced by the 2015 version and organizations that were earlier certified for the 2008 version has a three year time period until September 2018 to upgrade to the newer version. Organizations seeking fresh certifications have to comply with the 2015 version.
ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. It can be used by any organization, small or large and irrespective of its area of business, be it hotels, hospitals, educational institutions, sales organizations, manufacturing industries, etc.
ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector.
ISO 14001:2015 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
ISO 18001 now replaced by ISO 45001:2018
This standard mainly deals with Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. This standard helps organizations to reduce occupational injuries and diseases by providing a framework to employee safety, reduce risks, and create better and safe working conditions.
These days, manufacturing industries go in for IMS – Integrated Management Systems Certification that covers all the above standards. This helps organizations in meeting multiple standard requirements, time, effort and money.
These days Information Security is of paramount importance and as is widely believed, it is not just restricted to the IT Sector, but also financial institutions and other organizations where maintaining secrecy of information is of utmost importance.
Nature of activities undertaken by us in the above areas, predominantly is consulting as Certification Bodies cannot offer consultancy services due to conflicts of interest. In other words, we set the stage for a Certification Body (CB) to take over.
Predominantly, the scope of our Consulting services revolve around providing awareness training for the quality team and other stakeholders (decided by the Management), go through their processes and SOPs, help prepare Quality Manual, meet the Key Stakeholders (Procurement, Marketing, Technical, etc.), identify gaps, conduct internal audits, identify and help close the Non Conformities, conduct Management Review Meetings, etc.
Another service offering is in the area of CMMI and PCMMI. CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is primarily focused at the IT(Software) Industry. There are 4 levels – Level 2, 3,4 & 5. Level 4 and Level 5 are considered as High Maturity Levels.
Apart from Consulting, we also provide training in various quality domains such as awareness training on the above standards, internal audits, training on Six Sigma, Black Belt, Kaizen, 5S trainings for automotive industry such as APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), FMEA (Failure Mode Effect Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), MSA (Measurement System Analysis), CP (Control Plan), etc.
We can also offer services for Startups on Regulatory Compliances – if the exports are to US or Europe like CE Marking, REACH etc.
The above are in a nutshell and we have experts in various domains such as IT Sector, Automotive, Health, Manufacturing and other service sectors.