1. QMS Implementation
Judge 3D operates in the UK and overseas, working closely with its clients and key contractors. Its services include commercial bid management, post contract management (for major projects typically of £3m-£1bn), dispute avoidance and resolution, change control, managing risk and negotiation. Additionally it provides training, mentoring and strategic advice on a range of issues from procurement and market positioning to international contracting.
These services are predominantly undertaken at its clients’ offices, and when required at its St Neots, Cambridgeshire headquarters, mainly for off-site secure commercial analysis and defence preparation. Judge 3D operates according to its clients’ procedures.
“We’re happy to do this,” says Judge 3D Managing Director, John Judge. “However, as we have grown over the years, we’ve seen a blurring of the lines between our clients’ processes and our own. We therefore introduced a full QMS to separate and create a clear demarcation between the two.
“Other reasons for a QMS included wanting to challenge ourselves to continually improve and move forward; and wanting to be able to demonstrate our quality, not just tell people about it.”
In early 2011, Judge 3D appointed Bob Downie to develop its existing procedures and processes into a full QMS. “We brought Bob on board to look after our QMS, and he’s remains with us as our Quality Manager,” says John Judge.
“A colleague, Dermot Morahan, is our Business Development and Quality Officer, reporting to Bob and monitoring QMS and our compliance with it on a full-time basis. We certainly don’t see our QMS as a short-term box-ticking exercise, but rather as a valuable business tool to gain maximum benefit for the business.”