Integrating robots into a manufacturing line challenges process control engineers to rethink part flow and learn how both robot and 3D sensors can work together to achieve faster, more efficient production.
Adding new customers can create more unique AS9102 demands, thus stretching your limited resources even further. Often the prospect of adding yet another customer, and their unique AS9102 forms, further stresses your overwhelmed quality department. If this sounds all too familiar, here are five solutions to this problem.
With so much focus on customers, companies can lose sight of their most valued asset—their people—and the critical roles they play in the success of their organizations. Organizations are the employees, and customer service and quality are dependent on these skilled, motivated people.
A complete First Article Inspection (FAI) prior to shipment is a reality that most suppliers understand and they move heaven and earth to comply with their customer’s demands. But after completing the lengthy documentation and submitting this FAI package to the customer, the supplier often cannot ship the parts: The FAI is held up without the necessary customer approval.
If you’re in manufacturing, no matter the industry, quality is top of mind. It must be, or you won’t be in business long. Yet, with all the focus, there are big misses all the time in companies large and small, which leads to an interesting question: If quality gets so much attention, why are recalls still increasing? Further, what can we do about it?
It was summer camp and I was 12 years old. The game was called “Capture the Flag.” The goal is for one of two teams to capture the enemy’s flag, and return it to their base. Our battlefield was spread over a huge forest with rolling hills.
The plane landed, we began to taxi to the gate, and passengers started to shift in their seats. I took my briefcase from under the seat in front of me and placed it in the aisle. It’s a ritual I’ve repeated for years; I am sure everyone has their own process.
I hopped into my rental car in Fort Lauderdale, impressed with how much the whole process of renting a vehicle has improved from the days when it felt like you were signing your life away for a few days of local transportation.
Check out the October 2020 edition of Quality: Understanding laser trackers, Industry 4.0, All-in-one QMS solutions for practical data management, how Edge AI improves the visual inspection process, and much more!