Management Solutions Group • 2879 Hoag NE • Grand Rapids, MI 49525 •  Phone: (616) 365-9822

Management Solutions Group

Experts in: ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 17025

Management Systems for Registration and Certification

Project Management

Onsite Workshops

Online and Public Training

Internal Audit Services

Management Representative & Management System Improvement

Contract Quality Management Services

Leadership Development Coaching

Speaking Engagements

Business Improvement, Coaching, and Strategic Planning

Brandon Kerkstra“We are hands-on consultants who work along side our clients to teach them the best ways to approach quality and project management processes – using their everyday work as examples to study."

Brandon Kerkstra - President

Since 1999, Management Solutions Group Inc. has helped hundreds of companies to ready themselves for ISO 9000 and other certifications with programs that can be implemented practically and sustained readily for future audits and improvements. MSG prides itself on its hands-on approach to designing and implementing quality programs that can add value for companies serving the manufacturing, medical device, environmental management, information security, aerospace and telecommunications industries.

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MSG helps small- and medium-sized companies to navigate the narrow straits of implementing and maintaining programs that satisfy the registrars’ requirements for certification and allow companies to meet those requirements with limited resources.

With a combined experience of more than 60 years in quality and project management, MSG President Brandon Kerkstra and his team of seasoned consultants understand clearly the essentials of the registration process because they have conducted audits for some of the world’s largest registrars.

S25 - 6.1.1 Actions To Address Risk And Opportunities

  bullet green arrow 25And determine the risks and opportunities, related to its environmental aspects (see 6.1.2), compliance obligations (see  6.1.3) and other issues and requirements, identified in  4.1 and  4.2, that need to be addressed to:

astricks 20give assurance that the EMS can achieve its intended outcomes;

astricks 20prevent or reduce undesired effects, including the potential for external environmental conditions to affect the organization;

astricks 20achieve continual improvement.



S24 - 6.1 Actions To Address Risk And Opportunities

  bullet green arrow 256.1.1 General - Organization  shall  establish,  implement  and  maintain  the  process(es)  needed  to  meet  the requirements in 6.1.1 to 6.1.4.

bullet green arrow 25When planning for the EMS …Shall consider:

astricks 20Issues in 4.1

astricks 20Requirements from 4.2

astricks 20Scope of EMS

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S23 - 5.3 Roles Responsibilities & Authorities

  bullet green arrow 25Responsibilities and authorities for relevant roles assigned & communicated

bullet green arrow 25Top Management assign responsibility & authority:

astricks 20Ensuring ISO 14001 is met

astricks 20Reporting performance of EMS including environmental performance to top management



S22 - 5.2 Environmental Policy (contd)

  bullet green arrow 25Appropriate to the purpose & context… Including nature, scale and Environmental impacts of its activities, products & services

bullet green arrow 25Framework for setting environmental objectives

bullet green arrow 25Commitment to the protection of the Environmental, PP & other commitment(s) relevant to the context of the organization

bullet green arrow 25Commitment to fulfill its compliance obligations

bullet green arrow 25Commitment to CI of EMS to enhance Environmental performance




Meaningful Approach

"Was very impressed with both the technical knowledge and people skills of the MSG team members. MSG's approach to change was non-threatening, yet meaningful and was a real value-add to the organization."

Ranir LLC
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We review your requirements, then give you a menu of options to meet your budget and schedule.  MSG helps you determine:
  • Goals and objectives
  • Which certifications or standards are applicable
  • What individuals should be involved to tailor your training
  • A time schedule
  • Resources necessary to ensure a successful program launch