Support for advanced management systems deployment
It was originally focused on quality system ISO 9000 certification, but it has evolved to support companies in management excellence development, following EFQM as the reference model.
Relevant activities are: management benchmarking, sectorial analysis, elaboration of Guides to deploy management tools adapted for the forging industry (autocontrol, maintenance, customer satisfaction measurement…), non-quality costs evaluation, experiences interchange and international view, training by the Basque Advance Mangement Agency, Euskalit, et.
SIFE has an agreement with the Basque Environment Agency, IHOBE (www.ihobe.es), that providing access to environment information, legislation, manuals, etc.
Technical Committee is also a forum to discuss common environmental problems and to interchange best practices (reducing noise, lubrication and waste disposal).
Maintenance, safety and production experts in the companies interchange best practices and solutions at Working Groups. They discuss about common forging issues: heat sources elimination, capturing and extracting systems, protections systems at the machine, etc.