Inc. is a management consulting firm
specializing in assisting clients to establish, integrate and improve
quality systems and operational performance
Integrated Quality Systems Inc. is a management consulting firm specializing in assisting clients to establish, integrate and improve quality systems and operational performance.
IQ Systems provides consulting and custom training on a full range of subjects including: change management, project implementation and methodology, quality management and process and quality improvement.
Richard Vurdela, Principal of IQ Systems Inc., has broad-based management and quality related experience in a variety of industries. Since receiving a degree in chemical engineering and an MBA, Richard has spent half his working life in industry and the other half in management consulting. He has professional experience in marketing, sales, engineering, production and quality that have involved such diverse fields as import/export, pulp and paper, chemical and electronics as well as a variety of service industries. Richard has diverse experience in planning, integrating and implementing quality systems and process improvement initiatives across Canada .
Richard is Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and an Executive Board Member of the Vancouver Section. He is an instructor at the School of Business, BCIT and adjunct faculty at City University (MBA Program). Richard is a Certified Quality Auditor (NQI-CQA) and a Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP).
At IQ Systems we focus on four key elements of organizational improvement.
The heart of every successful organization.
Planning is the first step in any sustainable change or improvement initiative. It is the key to defining and communicating a sense of purpose, a focus for the future and an alignment of effort throughout the organization.
Translating customer needs into a finished product or service while maximizing return on investment.
An organization is built on a series of activities and processes designed to satisfy customer requirements. Managing and improving these activities is critical to an organization’s success.
Ensuring plans are tracked and modified to reflect changing realities.
Successful project implementation needs a monitoring and correction process to track progress at critical points and respond to unexpected events. The ability to implement change effectively and efficiently is a key factor in today’s rapidly changing markets.
Customer needs are met by people.
Ultimately, it’s people that determine an organization’s success. The final key to organizational improvement is unlocking the full potential of every employee through training, coaching, learning and sharing responsibility for the future.
The relationship between IQ Systems and each of its clients
is a unique partnership.