The end point of our efforts is a component, assembly or unit that meets or surpasses specifications, and can be manufactured efficiently and cost-effectively. We never lose sight of this and make sure that the design and working methodology are aligned with the production capacity and ability of the supplier.
It is not simply a question of being able to manufacture the part by whatever means, rather ensuring that it is within the capability of a given team (supplier) using available means (process) to the specified quality (client)…
POKA YOKE · MSA · FMEA · DFM
In the context of the project, we make sure that the production methodology is robust and repeatable. Once the scope of the project is delimited (R&D, prototype, production series, etc.), we work on the process that best combines the resources and budget available, always keeping a close eye on the next phase of the project.
What we do today is but a lesson for what is to come tomorrow…
Our clients’ peace of mind that the part is being made according to specifications is just as important as having a robust process. We are well aware that there are many, many individual factors that need to come together to produce a quality result. To identify, specify and control all of these we routinely deploy tools such as PPAP, Quality Planning and APQP.
The team’s individual and collective quality mind-set is as important as the actual quality assurance mechanisms…
For the correct functioning of a factory, it is necessary to find a balance between the processes and the human factors on which many of them depend. That is why we see the need to team up with the supplier and/or client, so that the challenges are faced as a single team, unified with a common interest and not as two teams with their own concerns.
The management team includes everyone and all have their part to play: ourselves, our clients and their suppliers, and sometimes even the end users…