Who We Are:
² Northstar Quality, Inc. provides consulting, training, auditing, and inspection services to help you improve and implement your quality management systems (QMS) & environmental management systems (EMS).
² We help large and small companies become more efficient, with a special focus on working in close 1-on-1 relationships with smaller organizations.
² We bring you insights and a balanced, practical perspective. We are practicing quality professionals, actively involved in systems implementation, auditing, management, problem solving, auditor training, product inspections, and networking through quality associations.
² Northstar Quality provides services throughout the Midwest and nationally. Our staff provides training, consulting, and auditing through nationally recognized organizations.
Northstar Quality’s Approach:
² Business first. Keep focused on the effectiveness and profitability of your business.
² Work quickly and efficiently within the framework your organization.
² We assist you in accomplishing your objectives, hand-off to your personnel, and allow you to carry the ball for on-going success.
² Keep it simple. Apply quality standards directly as written, without adding extras not needed by your business. Use our experience to identify innovative methods to minimize documentation and streamline processes.
² Give you value for your investment that you can build on into the future.
² Customer service … after our assignment is completed you’ll have someone to call for the quick question or the 10-minute discussion, so you can get the answers you need at no additional cost.
² Quality management systems (ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, QS-9000, FDA/QSR, ISO/IEC 17025, etc) implementation, documentation, and auditing.
² Environmental management systems (ISO 14001) implementation, documentation, and auditing.
² Lean Manufacturing implementation, assessment, and facilitation.
² Continual Improvement tools and processes, statistical tools, problem solving, customer relations.
² Quality tools and training: ISO understanding, internal auditor training, ISO implementation, FMEA, SPC, Gage R&R, supplier management, problem solving tools, QA methods, etc.
² Inspection, gaging, calibration, & measurement services, including CMM programming & training (Virtual DMIS & PC DMIS).
² Paperless Access & Excel solutions
² Industry expertise includes: Automotive, electronics, medical, agriculture, construction, aerospace, food processing, military, industrial goods, consumer products, metal working, foundry, welding, forming, machining, molding, tooling, packaging, distribution, plating, finishing, and heat treating.
Northstar Quality’s Personnel:
² In addition to being RAB trained and certified as QMS auditors, we also hold ASQ certifications including Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Engineer, and Certified Quality Auditor.
² We are a team of experienced quality management professionals, having over 100 years combined industrial and quality experience. Biographies are available on Personnel page.