The North American Market is all about numbers. Producing at volume capacity allows for lower cost raw materials while the quantities keep the product in the consumer’s view. The result is usually an affordable product that is readily accessible to the market.
The philosophy is sound, but in a global manufacturing environment this places stress on the suppliers to remain profitable while managing just in time delivery logistics, quality issues, and critical parts shortages, and change management.
U.S. Automotive companies analyze each supplier’s ability to produce the desired capacity using a multitude of commercial considerations and twice as many technical assessments. By Launch (start of production), their investment in the technical portion of the partnership will have included:
Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE)
Industrial Engineering Evaluations
Supplier Quality Assessment (SQA)
With the Process Sign-Off (PSO) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) as the final steps in authorizing your organization to produce and ship product.
Each process is a meter by which your organization is being measured. Every document and each piece of data presents a portion of the picture which is your overall corporate image.
A regional representative from Quality International Systems Company, LLC has the experience and knowledge work through the requirements and assist your teams for even the most difficult of approval processes.
As Consultants and Liaisons, we are there to help global manufacturers portrays an image of confidence and quality and capability.