By: Grant Rothbard  09-12-2011
Keywords: Risk Management, Management Systems, Business Continuity

Grant Rothbard provides a wide range of professional services to help organizations achieve improved performance.  Below is a partial list of services offered.  Since each client and engagement is unique, we will craft a solution that leverages our capabilities to meet your requirements.

Audits and Assessments – Grant Rothbard Auditors can perform a number of quality and business audits and assessments to support due diligence,  supplier and business qualification, operational quality and business risk assessments, compliance gap assessments and product quality assessments.

Lean Six Sigma Programs – comprehensive LSS programs from strategic planning, through training, implementation and ongoing program coaching, Grant Rothbard Master Black Belts (MBB) can help you develop a LSS program to meet the unique requirements of your business and realize the maximum financial benefits associated with a successful implementation of LSS principles to achieve ongoing cost reduction and quality improvement benefits.

Enterprise Quality Improvement Initiatives – whether to facilitate ongoing continuous improvement or to craft a quality initiative to achieve specific business goals, Grant Rothbard can assist your organization with the design, development and deployment of your quality program.  Grant Rothbard Consultants can help you translate business goals into a process that will facilitate and encourage change, resulting in the measurable quality improvements required to achieve organizational change objectives.

Management Systems Design using LIMS – the Grant Rothbard approach to management systems design accelerates the compliance process and results in a management system that is flexible and maintainable.  Our Lean Integrated Management System model integrates compliance, risk management and business continuity requirements into a single system design.  LIMS provides a framework to introduce additional business requirements and allow the organization to avoid the pitfalls that typically accompany compliance initiatives.  The LIMS process leverages your existing infrastructure and provides a road-map to guide the evolution of your management systems.

Compliance Programs – Grant Rothbard Consultants have helped businesses around the globe achieve first time compliance to a wide range of international, industry and regulatory standards and reporting requirements.  Organizations looking to achieve or maintain compliance can take advantage of a wide range of services to assist them towards their goal.

Compliance Management Services

  • Standards Training
  • GAP Assessments
  • Compliance Plans
  • Process Development
  • Technical Documentation
  • Compliance Maintenance and Improvement using LIMS
  • Compliance Auditing
  • Registrar Selection
  • Audit Support

Partial List of Compliance Standards

  • ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001:2004, Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 13485:2003, Medical Devices Quality Management Systems
  • ISO/TS 16949:2009, Quality Management Systems – Automotive
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005, Requirements for Testing & Calibration Laboratories
  • ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005, Information Technology Service Management
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2005, Information Security Management Systems
  • ISO/IEC 38500:2008, Corporate Governance of Information Technology

Project Management – Grant Rothbard Project Managers can bring the full suite of LIMS principles, tools and management methods to enhance the overall effectiveness of your project management process.  Grant Rothbard Project Managers have the technical expertise, experience, skill set and tools to accelerate your project management process while simultaneously improving project outcomes.

Process Design and Optimization – translating customer and business requirements into intelligent process design is essential to producing consistent quality products and services.  Each process in turn relies upon others to convert inputs into outputs.  Effective processes add value and are communicated to the intended users in a form that facilitates understanding and the proper application of quality requirements.  A well developed process not only meets compliance and control requirements, but enables the transfer of process knowledge, facilitates change, accelerates growth and adds value across a wide range of business objectives while providing a foundation to minimize risk and assure consistent results.  With over 25 years experience in numerous industries, countries and work cultures, Grant Rothbard Consultants have mastered the process of engineering interdependent processes for a wide range of businesses.

SAS 70 Report Preparation – Grant Rothbard Consultants can help your accelerate progress towards your SAS70 Type I or Type II Report while simultaneously reducing the cost of maintaining compliance to reported controls.  The Grant Rothbard LIMS model easily inventories managed risks, control definitions and test requirements so that the overall cost of verification is reduced and the control activities integrate with other compliance management requirements.  Our SAS70 program allows the client to focus on the value added process of risk reduction and quality improvement and away from the non-value added activities associated with administration of the work required to achieve and maintain reporting requirements.

Technical Publications – developing organizational policy, process, systems, instructions, manuals and integrated information systems for quality improvement and compliance purposes has resulted in Grant Rothbard's gaining extensive experience designing and producing a broad range of technical documents to meet diverse business needs.  Grant Rothbard Technical Documentation Specialists can extend the value proposition of traditional technical writers by developing a process to support each document it produces, thereby enabling the client to take ownership of the document administration process.  Additionally, clients that require a more comprehensive Document Management System compliant to international standards, Grant Rothbard Consultants can develop the suite of processes necessary to satisfy your document control requirements and transfer that knowledge to your team.

Disaster Recover and Business Continuity Planning – organizations exist to provide products and services to their customers as well as benefit to their numerous stakeholders.  Disruptions in the flow of those products and services, for any reason, can have a profound impact on the lives of stakeholders and the ultimate success of a business.  The more critical the dependency on the product or service provided, the greater the risk to the customer and also to the business.   In order to minimize the impact of disaster events and disruptions to normal business operations, businesses need to develop disaster recovery and business continuity plans.   Grant Rothbard Consultants can conduct a Business Impact Assessment and help you craft a Business Continuity Plan to address key risks and produce a more robust process infrastructure more resilient to disaster events.  It is the "continuity by design" approach taken by Grant Rothbard the builds continuity into the operational processes so that facilitating fail-over processes and continuity strategies is focused, effective and lean.  By building continuity capabilities and testing functionality into the management systems design, the client is left with not only a comprehensive business continuity process infrastructure but also a more robust management system that addresses all compliance and quality assurance requirements.

Problem Resolution – occasionally, the very nature or particulars of a problem or item of concern are such that use of an outside resource to help evaluate the situation and provide recommended solutions is best for all parties involved.  Grant Rothbard Consultants are able to bring together their experience as senior corporate quality representatives and business advisers to help evaluate problem situations, recommend solutions and facilitate their implementation.  This added degree of separation from the business combined with our quality management background give us the unique ability to evaluate significant quality issues, develop solutions and facilitate remediation.

Supplier Quality Management – Grant Rothbard Consultants and Auditors can help you with your Supplier Quality Management requirements.  Whether to augment existing supplier management personnel with additional audit, inspection or service support, or the need for a complete turn-key Supplier Quality Management System or system upgrade, Grant Rothbard can help you extract maximum value from your supplier quality management program.

Keywords: Business Continuity, Business Continuity Requirements, Compliance Management, Integrated Management, Management Systems, Management Systems Design, Risk Management, System Model, Translate Business,