The Complete Audit & Engineering Solution
A Complete Quality Engineering Service
Quality Engineering covers a wide spectrum of activities, requring a mixture of technical social and administrative skills to achieve a successful outcome. The cost of employing staff with the necessary skills and experience can be prohibitively high for an organisation with only a limited requirement, and directly employed contract staff may be the lower cost option.
The Benefits of Contractor's Services
When considering the options for employing a contract professional it is useful to remember that the only cost is the agreed rate for the contracted task. No absence for study, sickness or Grandmothers funerals; and no paid holidays, National Insurance or pension contributions. The costs are pre-agreed for the assignment, and can be a Daily Rate or one fixed for task completion. Given mutual agreement and adequate task definitions it is possible to predetermine total costs for a Quality Engineering or Audit assignment from the outset.
We provide quality engineering support for a wide range of engineering technologies, from research through product design and manufacturing to customer support and end-of-life planning and execution. Delivery of Quality Plans and Planning; Process Capability and Performance assessment, together with defect and failure investigations are typical of the work we are able to undertake.
While initial assessment of vendor capabilities has been a cornerstone of our business, recent economic trends have led many of our clients to further extend their contact with suppliers into direct involvement in the production processes as a mechanism for improving yields and reducing overall process costs. Vendor surveillance and product acceptance is seldom a full time activity; the use of a part time/temporary contract specialist has become the preferred solution for clients world wide.
Quality & Environment management
With the majority of organisations now involved with ISO Standard management systems for Quality and Environment control, specialist audit is necessary in order to maintain the integrity of internal management systems, or to assess the validity and effectiveness of systems claimed to be compliant by vendors. In these situations audit is too important to be left to inexperienced and often unwilling auditors, outsourcing the audit brings previously unattainable benefits.
So, Why outsource these specialist but occasional requirements?
Fixed Cost: Free up staff to do the work they are best suited for, replacing them with skilled career QEs / Auditors at a fixed price. While we carry out work on a 'day rate' basis, the 'fixed cost to completion' is an option that will suite some assignments. The choice is with you, the client.
Impartiality: Independent of company politics and bias.
Timing: provide affordable expertise that is time limited. Complete on schedule and at set cost.
Expertise: Focus on the requirement of managers for information, covering system Adequacy, Application and Achievement. IRCA registered Lead Auditors. ISO9000 & ISO14000.
Experience: While we haven't yet seen it all we have probably seen a wider variety of business situations than your average employee, and that experience is available to service the needs of your business for as long or short a time as you believe necessary
Specifically for your HR professional
Recent changes to employment law in the United Kingdom
have introduced conditions that impact seriously (some
say adversely) on the temporary employment of staff. The employment of engineers and auditors described on this web site is not affected by such legislation. We do not form part of our client's workforce, and are not therefore subject to working hours, holidays, sick-pay, notice or training requirements that might otherwise apply to employees, whether permanent or temporary.
Meon Consulting Group
79A Bell Hill
Tel: 0844 774 3091