4aBetterBusiness, Inc.

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4aBetterBusiness, Inc.

  • Standards: ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS9100 series, NADCAP, ITAR, ISO 13485, MDSAP, ISO 50001, IEC-Ex
  • Location: 4aBetterBusiness, Inc.
  • Email Address: pvragel@4abetterbusiness.com

Next-Level Performance and Painless Certification

• We believe that employees are the world’s experts at knowing what they do every day – their local processes.
• We also believe that 90% of the issues in a company are embedded in how those local processes work and work together.

We use those beliefs, and our experience, to develop immediate, enthusiastic buy-in, participation and contribution to change. 4aBetterBusiness uses that buy-in to help you implement change that supports and enables the growth and development of your business. This includes implementing flexible, scalable processes, eliminating issues that waste time and money – and (if desired) achieving certification as a by-product of your improved productivity and profits.

Next-Level Performance and preparation for certifications including ISO 9001, IATF 16949 (automotive), AS9100 (aerospace), ISO 14000 (environmental), ISO 13485 & MDSAP (medical), NADCAP (aerospace), ISO 50001 (energy), IEC-Ex (electrical), others…

Systems developed and implemented for the past 25 years with 4aBetterBusiness clients have already incorporated the process-based approach, integrated consideration of risk, knowledge management, awareness, human factors, configuration management and other elements newly introduced in the latest versions of ISO 9001-based standards.

Request the 4aBetterBusiness white paper on Next Level Performance + Painless ISO 9001.

Five Benefits of the 4aBetterBusiness Approach
• Achieves Immediate, Enthusiastic Management and Employee Engagement & Buy-in
• Integrated Visual System, Supports and Enables Growth through Flexible, Scalable Processes
• Rapidly Eliminates the Issues that Waste Time, Effort and Money – Accelerates Ongoing Improvement
• Uses the Language of Your Business; Easy-to-Understand, Easy-to-Use and Minimizes Update Time and Effort
• Increases the Success of Your Business

Using our approach, a single system can be used to demonstrate compliance with multiple standards. We’ve helped companies implement process-based systems in as little as 30 days, and certification within 3 months.

Client Quote on Achieving Improved On-Time Delivery (from 50% on-time to 96%+ on-time, while reducing inventory by 22%), and achieving certification as a by-product:
“All of this would not have been possible without your help and guidance. The process map concept was a core part of enabling the positive change the company has gone through. I have told many people that this is the first time where I have seen ISO in a positive light as opposed to just a necessary evil that has to be done. The fact is that the business, process, and operational changes that were done to bring ICM up to the level of excellence it is today were done because they were the right thing to do, not just to meet some standard. The neat part is all of these changes for the better also tick all of the boxes needed for the certification. ”
Thanks again!
Ken Kemerer, Chief Operating Officer, ICM Products

Client Results, with Certification as a By-Product of Improved Performance
• 30% increase in EBITDA within 6 months, without firings or layoffs
• 75% increase in valuation, within 18 months, in company sale to a Fortune 500 buyer
• Increased on-time delivery from 50% to 96%+ while reducing inventory by 22%
• Developed immediate, enthusiastic buy-in, participation and contribution to change
• Created improvement-seeking cultures

Additional Services

System Recovery

4aBetterBusiness assists companies with resolution of major findings identified during audits.

One client called us with 6 major findings (in a system developed by others). 4aBetterBusiness resolved all 6 of the findings within the time required by the auditor, while simplifying the system and eliminating tens of thousands of dollars of ongoing costs.

System Transformation

For companies that find their existing systems are cumbersome to work with, bureaucratic, and add cost but not value to the company, 4aBetterBusiness offers a solution. and documentation.

4aBetterBusiness offers system transformations that convert procedure and text-based documentation to visual, process-based systems that are easy to understand and easy to use, eliminated wasted time and cost, and support and enable company growth. In a COVID-19 world, the primary conversion can be accomplished remotely.

Contact 4aBetterBusiness for Additional Details
Paul Vragel, President (847) 606-2605 pvragel@4abetterbusiness.com

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