Improve quality, increase capacity and reduce costs at your China Factory with CMC's team of experts
Contracted Factory Management
CMC takes full responsibility for managing your facility, either directly as the general manager, or strategically as "General Management Support" in order to not upset the current balance of power.
Regular engagement by CMC experts at your facility 3 to 5 times per week to ensure the build up of quality systems and the setup of process controls to help reduce lead time and variable cost.
In conjunction with investors, CMC acquires the manufacturing facility and develops it into a highly profitable organization in preparation to be re-sold, or to operate in the long run.
Supply Chains We've Serviced With Manufacturing Improvement Consulting
In addition to numerous medium-sized chains where management have been committed to change
Our Consultancy's Practice Areas
Cut your costs thanks to lean manufacturing tools and preventative maintenance, and engage the workforce to make it sustainable.
Process Control & Quality
Apply statistical process control and mistake proofing where they make sense, set up a strong quality system, and train the staff.
Supply Chain & ERP
Organize your procurement, production planning, inventory control, and warehouse management in order to support your objectives.
Fix processes and organization with strong support from technical & management specialists, and then work toward excellence.
New Factory Setup
Follow the right steps to get to production launch in great conditions. Good project management, from site choice to process layout.
NPI & APQP
New Product Introduction is a process and it involves the manufacturer deeply. Don’t skip any step and launch as fast as possible.
Why work with our expert consultants?
We improve processes so that the most common problems don’t take place again. In addition, we put in place a solid quality system.
Our senior consultants have operational experience in China. We are light on theories, heavy on practice, and focused on tangible results!
We work on productivity improvement, material consumption reduction, and related KPIs that directly impact the manufacturer’s cost structure.
Our services are not for large companies only. We target SMEs as well. And the factory often accepts to pay 100% of our consulting fees.
We increase speed and flexibility by reducing setup times and batch sizes. We combine several operations in a flowing cell to compress lead times.
We work hand in hand with a recruitment & training agency, and with an executive coaching firm for Chinese executives, when their input is needed.
Factory Management & Manufacturing Best Practice Blog Posts
Why an ERP Is a Cost Control System in a Chinese Factory
One of the most common discussion topics of foreign factories’ GMs is the implementation of an ERP. While that subject was nearly closed 15 years ago in Europe and North America, it is still quite vivid in China.
4 Inventory Cost Reduction Methods that Work in China
How to Avoid Dimensional Control Issues on Metal Machining Processes
A very common issue for metal machining shops is dimensions out of specifications. And it comes down to poor dimensional control. It is quite common in China and creates all sorts of issues – quality of course, but also lower productivity (e.g. assembly is much harder).
CMC are a team of more than 20 full-time Manufacturing, Management, and Technical Experts based in China with backgrounds in a wide range of manufacturing types, including automotive, electronics, textiles, industrial machinery, and furniture.
Our Consulting Directors are veteran manufacturing experts who have set up manufacturing and service facilities from scratch, each have more than 25 years of experience in lean and six-sigma, and keenly aware not only of successful management and leadership techniques, but specifically how to implement them in China.