The BlueWater Group, Inc. provides Manufacturing, Quality Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, Auditing, Training and Process Improvement expertise. 

Core Competencies

  • Global Operations / Quality Strategy Development & Tactical Implementation
  • Supply Chain Risk Management – Supplier Processes, Products & Facility Audits
  • Quality Management Systems (QMS) Implementation, Auditing & Training 
  • Training – QMS, Problem-Solving/Root Cause Analysis, Internal & Supplier Auditing, Handling Supplier Nonconformances
  • Program & Project Management
  • Establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Product & Process Engineering Services

The BlueWater Group has worked with over 125 domestic and global organizations spanning a large variety of industries and sizes in areas of Operational Excellence. This cross-industry experience gives The BlueWater Group the unique perspective of understanding the operations of numerous types of businesses.

  • Medical Device
  • Life Science
  • Logistics
  • Chemical
  • Industrial Paper
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Plastics
  • Electronics Distribution
  • Automotive Distribution
  • Automotive
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Laboratory Instrumentation
  • Lighting Systems
  • Utilities
  • Power Systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Pumps and Valves
  • Valve controls
  • Maritime products
  • Gear Machinery
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Semi-conductor
  • Nonwoven Fabrics 
  • Engineering Services
  • Government
  • 100% Woman Owned
  • DUNS #: 020967387
  • CAGE #: 1XY37
  • Established: 1999

NAICS Codes:

541611 – General Management Consulting
611430 – Professional and Management Development Training
541330 – Engineering Services
541614 – Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistic Consulting Services
541618 – Other Management Consulting Services
561210 – Facilities Support Services

“Kathryn Roberts from The Bluewater Group, Inc. completely streamlined our Quality Management System over several visits. She is very knowledgeable, experienced and hardworking. Highly recommended!“

B.J. Corbin
Vice President, Palmetto Packings

“I have worked with Kathryn on many projects over the years. Her work is first rate, providing both consulting service and training in quality management systems. Whether it be in the classroom or on the factory floor, I have always been impressed how Kathryn translates her knowledge of quality systems and ISO standards into practical recommendations for improvement.“

Stephen Templeton
Director, Quality Systems and Process Excellence, Tietex International

Kathryn E. Roberts is the CEO of The BlueWater Group, Inc. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and has 30 years of experience in Manufacturing, Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Process Improvement and Problem-Solving.  

Kathryn is a national and international speaker on the topics of business, management, operations and quality programs. She is an international best-selling author of three books related to management systems and improvement.

Her expertise as a “Problem-Solver; Solution-Provider” coupled with her extensive “Quality Toolbox” allows her to rapidly develop, implement and improve Manufacturing Operations and Quality Management Systems.

Kathryn is an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor for Organizations and 3rd Party Registrars. She has been an Executive-in-Residence for the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures at NC State University. She is a past member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that represented the U.S. on the development of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standard.