Acquire an IATF 16949 certification to enhance your value proposition and communicate to customers they can trust your products.
If developing a world-class quality operating system is your goal, then start with your PFMEA first, and start with it early.
Developing a high-quality and trusted supply partner requires time, effort, and a mutually beneficial relationship that goes beyond the nuts and bolts of a sales agreement.
Thoroughly analyzing your process before you rush into production is fundamental to maximizing your results from the PFMEA.
The PFMEA shouldn’t be used to determine if your process is good or bad, but rather as a tool to identify risks in what you’re planning or with what you already have.
Prevent delivery delays and increased costs by incorporating these 5 actions into your distressed supplier management plan.
Hiring less-talented, lower-skilled workers is a way to save costs, but that strategy comes with a great risk: they’re human, and humans make errors, regardless of how conscientious they are.
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.
Leading product companies are looking for every possible edge to compress timelines to bring products to market ahead of the competition. At the same time, procurement professionals must accomplish more with fewer resources while maintaining a continuous supply of raw materials and components. Attaining the right good at the right time, place, quality, terms, cost, and risk level has never been more challenging.
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.
Actionable insights from IndustryStar on ways to expedite, optimize, and de-risk your supply chain operations.