About Us: Our Quality Improvement Team

Quality Manufacturing Associates is a South Florida consulting firm specializing  in Continuous Quality Improvement and Operational Excellence.  Our associates have proven expertise in leading teams in attaining compliance and certification to international standards, lean transformation continuous quality improvement .

Enrique Bekerman  is Founder and Principal Consultant of Quality Manufacturing Associates LLC (QMA) specializing in Quality Improvement, Operations,and Organizational Excellence.  Enrique has 30 years of business experience in Manufacturing, Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance and Business Development in numerous industries including over 20 years managing FDA regulated operations.

Enrique has led quality improvement  initiatives that have resulted in success stories posted in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) web site with documented financial impacts to clients of approximately $10 million. Enrique has conducted numerous seminars and workshops in Quality Principles, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and team effectiveness. He has assisted companies in implementing ISO-9001, AS 9100, and ISO 13485 and is thoroughly familiar with c-GMPs for food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices.

Enrique has BE and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Management. He is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). He is an MEP Certified Facilitator of Lean Manufacturing Principles, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen Rapid Improvement Events. He is OSHA authorized to teach industrial safety awareness courses. He is Section Chair of The American Society for Quality (ASQ) of Greater Palm Beach, Florida. He won the ASQ 2004- 2005 Award for Community Service.

Myriam Ochart is a Process and Quality Improvement Trainer and Project Manager with extensive experience in analyzing business processes to reduce operating costs, increase productivity, eliminate waste, reduce defects, and improve process cycle time. Her experience provides her the connection between theory and training to practical business application.

Over the course of the past 6 years, Myriam has leveraged her expertise and yielded millions of dollars of benefits to the bottom line through managing and coaching multiple Six Sigma project teams.

Six Sigma project experience includes operations defect reduction, operations and production efficiency opportunities, document repository and imaging efficiencies, software enhancement requirements, and E-commerce design for Six Sigma, VOC, QFD and HOC requirements. Other notable project experience includes logistics and product distribution, joint commission regulatory healthcare requirements and risk mitigation.

Myriam has delivered a variety of Six Sigma training programs to Executives, Managers, and Associates. Training experience includes: Green Belt, Work-out, Process Mapping, Process Modeling and Process Costing, Problem Solving , and various Goal setting techniques. Myriam is teaching Six Sigma at FIU (Florida International University) as adjunct faculty.

Myriam is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Florida American Society for Quality Section, (ASQ), the ASQ Deputy Director for the Florida and Puerto Rico, and a juror for the ASQ International Team Excellence Award.

James Anzalone is President of Compliance Assurance LLC, a firm specializing in global trade compliance solutions.

James was previously Vice President of Global Supply Chain at a leading company in the biometrics industry. He has managed end-to-end supply chains, including supply and demand planning, purchasing, warehousing, logistics and trade compliance for operations in the U.S. and abroad.

James has developed comprehensive compliance programs including product classification, license determination, and ‘know your customer’ checks. He has also developed corporate policies and procedures as well as employee training programs. Such programs have allowed companies to safely and rapidly expand into profitable export markets and take advantage of high quality, low cost materials imported from overseas suppliers.

In addition to holding the position of Trade Compliance Officer for a major division of a Fortune 100 corporation, James has owned and managed an import-export corporation, developed dangerous goods transportation compliance programs, and conducted ‘train-the-trainer’ sessions for numerous transportation and logistics initiatives.

James holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University. He is also an active member of APICS, Society for International Affairs and the Institute for Supply Management.