Me and my contract manufacturer creating a win-win situation
We often tend to quickly draw conclusions about who should we blame for the lack of quality and inefficiency in the manufacturing process. We usually tend to point to our contract manufacturer as the sole responsible for that.
Yes, sometimes the fact that our contract manufacturer is not familiar enough with our products or does not allocate enough resources to our project, may cause quality problems.
But! before we make hasty conclusions, we should consider the following aspects as well:
- Did we provide the contract manufacturer with CLEAR and WELL DEFINED guidelines about our products and the required manufacturing process?
- Did we select or define the best suitable components and material for the bill of material of our products?
- Did we provide the contract manufacturer with the required test equipment and test procedures to be able to test quality during the manufacturing process? Is this test equipment is stable and calibrated?
My many years of experience in working with contract manufacturers taught me that the best way to achieve an efficient and high quality process is to routinely collaborate with them and create together a teamwork atmosphere.
Quality in Manufacturing starts here
QualityLine lets you regain control over the quality in manufacturing of your outsourced manufacturing line if it is located in your own facilities or even if it is located on the other side of the world.
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How does it work?
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