Aiding Companies Seeking Certification
TRSA recently announced a partnership with Six Disciplines Consulting Services to offer consulting services for obtaining Hygienically Clean certifications. “I have heard from textile service operators looking for guidance on the process of obtaining Hygienically Clean certifications,” said Kevin Schwalb, TRSA’s Vice President of Government Relations and Certifications. “We are glad to partner with Six Disciplines to offer operators the services necessary to help with the process.” For its part, Six Disciplines will offer several levels of service:

Pre-Audit Consultation and Report
• One-day site visit as mock inspection
• Review of quality-assurance (QA) manual
• Report on recommended actions

Program Element Assistance
• Review existing standard operating procedures (SOPs)
• Development of new SOPs
• Gap analysis of requirements and recordkeeping

Complete Program Design and Implementation
•  Turnkey service
•  Complete compilation of QA program and manual, including forms, records, checklists, etc. as will be required documentation for a Hygienically Clean inspection
•  Other services on request: training, follow-up and project management

The program is led by Audrey Carmichael of Six Disciplines Consulting Services. She is the lead consultant, and will oversee coaching and strategic advisory services. Carmichael is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified ASQ Quality Auditor. She brings more than 25 years’ experience in light manufacturing, product development, technical communications, QA management and continuous improvement to this role. As a full time Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, she led and coached improvement projects in production and business processes to eliminate waste and produce more consistent outcomes.

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