It’s hard to deny the shifts that are happening within the industrial manufacturing world. With younger generations coming into the work force, rapid improvements in technology, and Industry 4.0 in full swing, the cultures of manufacturing organizations are finding that they either need to adapt or die.
As Jim and Jason always say on the MakingChips Podcast, “If you’re not making chips, you’re not making money!” We all know it’s true, yet precious few shops have formal systems for increasing uptime.
Let ISO-9001 and AS9100 help you to improve your business! Running a business in 2017 is all about exceeding your customer’s expectations, developing deep relationships built on trust and continuously improving your company to add more value to clients. If you aren’t doing this, you’re going backwards!
Tips to lean out your QMS. Running a regulated manufacturing company is difficult. Aside from the normal daily challenges of getting product out the door, managing employees, keeping quality high, you have the added burden of keeping perfect records of everything you do, doing it exactly as you say you do, keeping up with training employees in the never-ending changes of process, regulations and more.
Lots of shops have difficulty getting metrics on the quality of their planning or manufacturing engineering and then translating that into more profitable jobs in the future. It is a critical step to ensure that work flowing onto the shop floor is doing so as consistently as possible, therefore setting up the shop for success in executing the work.