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Expert in JIT Manufacturing, ISO 9000

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert teaches ISO 9000 certification classes independently and through the University of California at Berkeley and Pacific Bell. His classes range from an introduction to ISO 9000 documentation and program development to surviving an ISO audit. He managed the development of an ISO 9000 system as well as a JIT manufacturing program for Quantum Corporation, which later received its ISO 9001 certification from ABS registrars.

ISO 9000 auditing


ISO 9000 implementation

Expert has consulted with numerous organizations over the past two years to evaluate and assess their quality systems documentation. He can evaluate the current statutes of a company's quality documentation and make recommendations on current conditions as well as recommend changes to assure that a company's documentation is consistent with the requirements of ISO 9000.

ISO 9000 quality system documentation

Having completed the educational requirements and successfully passed the test for Lead Auditor, Expert can provide guidance on which of the three ISO 9000 standards apply to a given company. He can help in the selection process for finding an appropriate registrar and support in preparing the appropriate ISO standards. In addition, Expert has been an audit team member on two complete plan audits, providing him hands-on knowledge of registrar audit procedures.

ISO 9000 registration system

Expert is an industry professional with more than 20 years experience, having worked in areas of quality inspection, engineering, and management. His responsibilities have included developing company policy and procedures for quality control, supplier quality control programs, and just-in-time manufacturing. With his extensive background in quality assurance, Expert has a unique perspective on the implementation of ISO to help define a company's quality system. His combined experience in these areas can provide the insight to help clients express practices and procedures in a format that will conform to ISO 9000 requirements.

ISO 9000 series quality system standard

Expert has written numerous quality procedures and has documented processes to ISO 9000 requirements. The ISO procedures have included both production and corporate procedures. For example, he has documented the procedures used in sales compensation for a Fortune 500 company. He is often called upon to review procedures for comment and recommendations.

ISO specification writing

As the author of a book on just-in-time manufacturing, Expert is uniquely qualified on this subject. He has written the training documentation used by one of the Big Three auto manufacturers. He has also consulted on the complete implementation of JIT systems for a major disk drive manufacturer. His JIT course is designed to assist employees (managers and operators) with understanding the basic principles and techniques of converting a push manufacturing line into a pull manufacturing system. The course covers nine principles for improvement, the basics of pull manufacturing, the requirements for operating in a pull production system, and the transition process from push to pull manufacturing.

just-in-time inventory

Well versed in the use and development of kanban systems, Expert can provide insight into the importance of kanban in the operation of any JIT or pull manufacturing system. His knowledge extends to the development of work cells and the interrelation of work cells in kanban systems. He has developed complete manufacturing lines using kanban techniques.


Expert has been a quality professional for more than 20 years with responsibilities in the development of company policy and procedures for quality control and supplier quality control. He has worked internationally with companies to resolve production- and quality-related problems. Close contact with these companies have allowed him personal observations on the differences in manufacturing techniques between Western and Asian manufacturers. Expert has been responsible for quality engineering, implementing design-for-manufacturability, and the design-of-inspection tooling (including the management of supplier tooling) to support production and suppliers. He was certified in 1979 as an ASQC quality engineer and has worked for several years in a variety of inspection positions.

quality assurance


quality control


supplier quality improvement


manufacturing procedure


manufacturing quality assurance

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   BA   Management   St. Mary's College of California, Moraga  
1974   AA   Quality Control   De Anza College, Cupertino, CA  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1985 to






1984 to 1985


Epelo Corporation


Supplier Quality Manager


1980 to 1984


Shugart Division of Xerox


Advanced Quality Engineering


1978 to 1980


Zilog Corporation


Quality Control Manager


1973 to 1978


Intel Corporation


Quality Control Manager


Career Accomplishments:

Expert was certified as an ASQC quality engineer in 1979. He is a member of the American Society of Quality Control, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, and the American Production and Inventory Control Society.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Kanban.
  • Expert in Product safety analysis.
  • FDA expert for consulting on FDA Product registration.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on ISO9000.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.


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