Vortex adapts to your needs

Here are various situations in which Vortex’s expertise can be used to help you achieve your business objectives.

See below for examples of common business concerns and the tailored solutions we offer.

Obtaining a certification within a short time frame

Concerns

Complying with public calls for tenders requiring organizations to have a quality management system that complies with ISO 9000:2008, within a very short implementation and certification time frame

Vortex’s Solutions

  • Diagnosis of ISO 9000:2008 compliance
    • Architecture of essential processes
    • “Fast-track” implementation plan and optimized critical path
  • Simultaneous electronic documentation of processes
  • Automation of activities related to document management, audits, corrective actions and management reviews
  • Pre-audits and rapid implementation of corrective actions
  • Active certification assistance

Implementing multiple standards

Concerns

  • Implementing or maintaining multiple national or international normative and regulatory frameworks
  • Managing the regular additions and changes to normative and regulatory framework requirements

Vortex’s Solutions

  • Diagnosis of cross-compliance between existing management practices and the requirements of all target standards and regulations
    • Identification of common elements
    • Integrated process architecture
    • Integration plan
  • Unification and modification of shared documentation, responsibilities and activities related to normative and regulatory frameworks
  • Integration and automation of activities related to document management, audits, corrective actions and management reviews
  • Harmonization of certification timetables and preparatory activities
  • Assistance during the first round of certification

Maintaining and improving the normative framework

Concerns

  • Minimizing the amount of effort spent on maintaining normative frameworks
  • Maintaining certification during staff reductions and reorganization

Vortex’s Solutions

  • User-friendly platform that allows you to have just one system for all normative aspects
  • Competent delegated manager who can ensure continuity during internal staff turnover

Prioritizing improvement projects

Concerns

Understanding what is lacking so that improvements can be made within the organization to optimize performance

Vortex’s Solutions

  • Diagnosis of the maturity of business processes
  • Process architecture
  • Prioritization of critical and structural processes
  • Estimation of the efforts required to implement improvement initiatives for prioritized processes

Streamlining the product development cycle

Concerns

Simplifying the process of developing new products and reducing the time it takes to bring them to market

Vortex’s Solutions

  • Lean approach
  • Value stream mapping
  • Identification of bottlenecks and constraints
  • Application of solutions for improving the performance of computer and work organization tools

Optimizing output

Concerns

Reducing the backlog of files while adequately utilizing the skills of resources assigned to these files

Vortex’s Solutions

  • Identification and prioritization of improvement opportunities through a “macro” description of the current way of doing things
  • Use of basic Lean principles
  • Involvement of resources in order to minimize resistance when solutions are implemented

Reorganizing

Concerns

Supporting new processes and activities in a department

Vortex’s Solutions

  • Analysis of the team’s existing capacity to integrate new processes and activities
  • Identification of improvement opportunities for increasing this capacity (Productivity 25)
  • Integration and optimization of new processes within the organization

Increasing the capacity of key resources

Concerns

Increasing the capacity of key resources so that they can be more involved in product development and evolution projects

Vortex’s Solutions

  • Analysis of the value-added of tasks (Productivity 25) to identify those that can be eliminated, combined or reassigned
  • Identification of scenarios and improvement opportunities for increasing the team’s capacity
  • Creation of a transition plan for implementing the selected scenario(s)