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I can answer questions about quality/environmental management and quality improvement: ISO 9000, QS-9000, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949 standards.

Past/Present Clients

Wide range of companies from Fortune 500 to small family owned businesses and entrepreneurships. Am particularly adept at working with small businesses.

What do you like about this subject?

Building business controls around quality and/or environmental standards gives management an outstanding way to meet customer needs better.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I spent 150 days a year on the road working with clients around the country, and every day I learn something new and/or expand my knowledge. The day that stops is the day I go find someething else to do.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The ISO 9001 standard has been updated and all registered companies have to transition to the new requirements by December, 2003. QS-9000 is being supplanted by ISO/TS 16949, effective in its entirety by 2006.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The two biggest weaknesses: 1) Top managements that are weak, hypocritical, short-sighted; 2) auditors that are pushovers and do not audit strictly to the Standard. There's more, but "don't shout at the crocodiles 'til you're across the river."

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Recent Answers from Rob Kantner

2015-08-13 Cybercafes Inside airports.:

I don't know much about cybercafes but I do know a lot about airports - I travel on the job domestically and overseas. I think it would be a worthwhile startup as long as you could make it really distinctive

2015-01-18 Acquisition business deal.:

If you want to be done with the business, selling it makes sense. Any potential buyer, including a multinational, would as a matter of routine do "due diligence" to get a good sense of the company's situation

2013-08-27 Non Executive and Independent Directors.:

My experience with this type of organization is extremely limited. Therefore I can answer only in general terms. I would think that any officially designated director, whether nonexecutive or independent

2013-08-22 Mergers and Acquisitions.:

Having had experience with both scenarios, I can't give a definitive answer. It depends on the job function of the employee, the performance of the individual employee in quesion, and the extent of overlap

2012-08-07 Ethical v/s Unethical Business Practices.:

"Unethical" can certainly mean business malpractices. False advertising, cheating customers, failing to pay employee taxes or benefits, skimming cash (maintaining false  books), promising one thing to

 

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