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Odyssey Quality Management Systems

Odyssey – Quality Management Solutions was founded in 1999 by Laura McFarlane after a 20 year career with General Motors and Delphi Automotive Systems.  Seeing a need for a simplified Quality Management System approach, Laura started Odyssey and has provided quality related services to machining, plastics, assembly, remanufacturing, equipment fabrication, welding and service organizations.  Laura is also a certified ISO9001 lead assessor for EAGLE Registrations, an accredited registrar based in Dayton, Ohio. 

Odyssey- Quality Management Solutions services:

  • ISO 9001/TS16949/AS9100C Training and Implementation
  • Preparation of custom Quality Manuals
  • Internal Auditing to ISO-9001/TS16949/AS9100C and Internal Auditor Training
  • Preparation and Training of Quality System Procedures
  • Preparation of Job Instructions
  • PPAP Training and Documentation development
  • Measurement Systems Analysis Training and Implementation
  • Statistical (SPC) Training
  • Problem Solving Training
  • PFMEA Training and Implementation

Education, Training and Related Experience

  • ISO 9001:2000 Lead Assessor Training
  • ISO 9001:2008 Lead Assessor Training and certification, December, 2009
  • ISO9001 Internal Auditor Training
  • HAACP and AIB Certification Training
  • BS in Industrial Administration – General Motors Institute
  • MS in Applied and Mathematical Statistics – R.I.T.
  • Adjunct Faculty Teacher at R.I.T for Statistical Process Control (1993)
  • 20 Years Experience in the Automotive Industry –Statistical Process Control, Continuous Improvement, Facilitation, Problem Solving, PPAP, APQP, MSA, FMEA
  • Client base has obtained, ISO9001:2008 initial registration, TS16949 certification, AS9001C registration, AIB certification, NSF certification, welding certifications.
  • Client industries:  machining and stamping, plastic injection tool build and manufacturing, custom equipment design and fabrication, assembly, remanufacturing, welding, sorting and inspection

Odyssey Quality Management Solutions
Laura A. McFarlane, President
27 Valley Park Dr.
Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone:  (585) 317-7810

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