So they are not qualified, what do I care?
Yes, you try your best to hire the best manufacturing line employees.
And you require your contact manufacturer to allocate his most experienced employees to your project.
But do you really make the necessary steps to train and qualify these employees? Do you transfer to them the required know-how to allow them to manufacture high quality of products for you?
Do you always train new employees before they start working on your products?
I often find companies invest a lot of money in machinery and expensive automated test equipment BUT neglect to monitor the knowledge and level of training of their line employees.
The direct result is higher failure rate, inefficiency of our manufacturing process and constant delays of shipments to customers.
Well qualified and trained employees are a key factor in manufacturing efficiency and quality of products.
No matter how advanced or expensive the machinery is, the most important resources in our manufacturing lines are our employees.
I recommend making the following 5 steps to insure that only qualified employees work in our manufacturing lines:
- Manage the list of your manufacturing lines employees by their skills and experience.
- Create a qualification and a training criteria for each manufacturing and test process.
- Qualified and train the employees according to the different types of tasks. This may include an exam to insure the required knowledge.
- Set a renewal date to requalified and refresh their knowledge.
- Make sure to update the list of employees with every new commer so that you can qualified them too.
The above 5 steps are definitely relevant also for the employees allocated by the contact manufacturer to your project. After all, at the end of the day, they manufacture your products.
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