Build a value stream map for your product to visualize the flow of information and materials, eliminate waste, and identify value-adding opportunities in the process.
Customer requirements and expectations have changed as a result of industry trends, so pursuing quality dimensions important to your customer will lead to better organizational performance, especially if the dimensions aren’t being targeted by other firms.
Understanding the current COQ required to provide the customer with a product or service that meets expectations allows an organization to strategically pinpoint and eliminate waste associated with internal and external failures, resulting in a leaner, more profitable operation.
Implement the DMAIC continuous improvement framework to reduce inefficiencies, solve supply chain challenges, and improve bottom-line profitability across your organization.
Facilities that see ISO registration as an opportunity to improve Quality Assurance (QA) and supply chain integration of quality standards will support a more effective supply chain.
Appropriately planning for the time need to complete each PPAP element during the production launch planning stage of new products is critical to ensure products are launched on time and to quality requirements. In our experience conducting both a top down and bottom up estimate of the time needed to PPAP each critical component and system in an end product results in ultimately the most accurate PPAP timelines.
Implementing and following APQP is critical when keeping your product launch team on track to meet timeline goals and mitigate risk of product quality defects. Although APQP is most commonly used in the Automotive industry, companies across all industries are rapidly adopting this process and making it a standard procedure.
Focusing on unique component and product quality requirements, especially technical specifications and tolerance levels, in advance of sourcing reduces supply risk by enhancing supply partner qualification criteria.
Actionable insights from IndustryStar on ways to expedite, optimize, and de-risk your supply chain operations.