Most Directors and Managers will disagree with the Title because nearly all Organisations have business critical software. However, the significant issue is the number of business-critical software programs, that often include:
1. Sales Contact software to track marketing and sales activities
2. Sales Costing and Quotations for costing and preparing Quotations
3. Order Fulfilment from managing the processes...
Can you prove that your nice new building and steelwork is legally compliant?
From 1 July 2014, the harmonised standard, BS EN 1090 Execution of steel and aluminium structures, made it an offence to supply fabricated structural steelwork or aluminium to site, that does not conform to the standard and carry the CE Mark. Clients and Contractors are only permitted to use firms that are CE Marked with...
Have A Goal and stick to it – Too many fast- growth business leaders change their goals too often, never quiet completing the plan before starting the next. Set medium-term goal and deliver it. Be flexible about how you achieve your goals.
Listen to Customers – Customers have the most relevant ideas, the most immediate feedback increasingly happy to help (through social media for instance)...
1 Purpose - What are you in Business to achieve? Put into words, then
2 Decision Making – effective Decision Making is key to success. Decisions need to be effective and implemented. They do not need to be perfect
3 What makes you different in the customer’s Mind? Define it.
4 Define & document repeatable Processes
5 Monitor your Business – Identify what is important drivers for your...
Onsite and offsite training, coaching and support provided to assist Organisations achieve and maintain certification to API Q1, Q2 and the relevant API Technical Specs.
With the change of API Q1 to 9th Edition, a number of Organisations have found, that not only are the changes are significant, but also that it is not obvious, how best to implement the changes. Charter 4 can assist you with the transition...
When it comes to funding, there are two types:
1 Internal Funded - In this type, ideally there is little pressure to achieve aggressive targets and so there is the opportunity of growing the Company using existing resources. Funding is often from own resources or friends or family who can be persuaded to contribute on an individual basis.
If funding is from family or friends, please ensure that
Do you want to continue to supply services and equipment to the Oil & Gas Industry after December 2015?
Do you want to supply services to companies like Weatherford, Exxon Mobil, Schlumberger, Cameron, Hess, Total, Tenaris, FMC Technologies, Shell, Baker Hughes, Chevron, Halliburton, Transocean and BP?
If both answers are yes, you will need to comply with API Q2 by December 2015. API Q2 is the American...
Congratulations to Barretts of Aspley on achieving FORS (Freight Operators Recognition Scheme) Certification to Bronze level with just one Observation, assisted by Charter 4.
FORS is an in-depth and independent assessment of the vehicles and the commercial fleet operation especially aimed at construction related vehicles supplying construction sites in London.
API Q1 Conformity Matrix was orginally to assist with the signifcant transistion to API Q1 9th Edition.
The API Q1 9thEdition has been a significant upgrade and the changes include:
Renumbering of all clauses
85+ new clauses
5 new sections
New concepts including Risk Management, Management of Change, Contingency Planning, Preventative Maintenance, Production Realisation Capability
Risk at present is very popular. More of different Management Standards are now incorporating Risk as part of their requirements. The reason is that it is a more robust and auditable requirement to assist Improvements than the traditional "Preventative Action", which companies have often struggled to demonstrate compliance. Too often with smaller Organisations, they are regularly implement improvement...