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.

S020 - Section Measurement system analysis

  bullet green arrow 25 Statistical studies conducted to analyze the variation present in the results of each type of inspection, measurement, and test equipment system identified in the control plan

bullet green arrow 25Analytical methods and acceptance criteria used must conform to MSA manual

bullet green arrow 25Other methods and acceptance criteria may be used if approved by the customer (Must have records)
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S019 - Section Plant, facility, and equipment planning

  bullet green arrow 25 Multidisciplinary approach including risk identification and risk mitigation methods for developing and improving plant, facility, and equipment plans. In designing plant layouts, the organization shall:

astricks-20Optimize material flow, material handling, and value-added use of floor space including control of nonconforming product, and

astricks-20Facilitate synchronous material flow, as applicable.

bullet green arrow 25…Manufacturing feasibility assessments shall include capacity planning

bullet green arrow 25Periodic re-evaluation relative to risk, to incorporate any changes made during process approval, control plan maintenance (see Section, and verification of job set-ups (see Section

bullet green arrow 25Assessments of manufacturing feasibility and evaluation of capacity planning shall be inputs to management reviews
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S018 - Section Quality objectives and planning to achieve them – supplemental

  bullet green arrow 25 Ensure that quality objectives to meet customer requirements are defined for relevant functions, processes, and levels throughout the organization

bullet green arrow 25Results of the interested parties and their relevant requirements review must be considered when the organization establishes its annual (at a minimum) quality objectives and related performance targets (internal and external).

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Really Good Teachers

"MSG Staff were really good teachers, and my people really felt they came away with a lot, and some of the help he gave me during the audit really helped me get us through our special assessment audit yesterday. Thanks much for the service!"

American Cooling Systems
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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