Are You Managing Defects Properly?

Are You Managing Defects Properly?

The classification, recognition, and remediation of defects can be confusing. A defect that has zero negative impact on the product’s appearance and usage may be “critical” – the most severe category. A defect that renders the product completely useless, however,...
No Failures: Why Continue with Inspections?

No Failures: Why Continue with Inspections?

Continued success breeds complacency. In order to have sustained success in manufacturing goods, it is important to recognize this reaction and make safeguards against it.  Complacency is combated by vigilance, and vigilance in the world of manufacturing goods...
What is “Sourcing”?

What is “Sourcing”?

The word “sourcing” can be intimidating. Why is there so much talk about the simple process of procuring goods, supplies, or services from another source? The idea seems simple, but the reality can be complex, labor intensive, and nuanced. Though simple at first...
Common Quality Issues Surrounding the Chinese New Year

Common Quality Issues Surrounding the Chinese New Year

If you are sourcing product from Asia, it’s likely that you dread that time of the year when the Chinese New Year (“CNY”) comes around. Why would one not look forward to a big holiday? If you’re managing quality, CNY will bring you a laundry list of issues, year after...
An Audits Overview

An Audits Overview

What are the key purposes for conducting audits and how do different types of audits work – or work together? Here, we’ll define different types of audits and explain why they’re important in the grand scheme of manufacturing. Read on for an audits overview! Social...

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