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China Manufacturing Improvement Blog

David Collins

David Collins
25+ years manufacturing experience in computer, automotive, aerospace, furniture, and chemical industries.
Founding Partner, China Manufacturing Consultants.
Build and managed several automotive plants in North America.
Successfully turned around Foxconn’s Mexico plant.
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Recent Posts

Board for KPIs where it shows figures of targets and monthly progress

A Complete Guide to Building KPI Dashboards for Manufacturing

By David Collins, 25 May 2021
Manufacturing In China, Project Management Systems
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Aerial view of a factory/manufacturing facility

9 Steps to a Successful Plant Relocation

By David Collins, 19 May 2021
Production Planning, New Factory Setup, Plant Relocation
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Successful Plant Relocation #7: Execute, Monitor & Adjust

By David Collins, 6 May 2021
Production Planning, New Factory Setup, Project Management Systems, Process Improvement, New Product Introduction, Plant Relocation, Green Manufacturing
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Factory production belt line

Successful Plant Relocation #6: Confirming a Final Plan

By David Collins, 24 April 2021
Production Planning, New Factory Setup, Project Management Systems, Process Improvement, New Product Introduction, Plant Relocation, Green Manufacturing
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Factory worker using computer to control production

How Chinese Factories Can Adopt Automation & Smart Manufacturing

By David Collins, 31 March 2021
Cost Reduction, Automation, Manufacturing In China
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Plant manager discussing with another employee

How to Implement Poka-Yoke (Mistake-Proofing) Effectively

By David Collins, 3 February 2021
Mistake-Proofing, Process Improvement
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Successful Plant Relocation #5: Setting a Contingency Plan for Potential Issues

By David Collins, 22 January 2021
Plant Relocation
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Successful Plant Relocation #4: Setting Realistic Cost, Timeline and Scope Targets

By David Collins, 10 December 2020
Production Planning, Plant Relocation
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Engineers planning factory relocation project

Successful Plant Relocation #3: Laying Out an Effective Initial Project Plan

By David Collins, 6 November 2020
Production Planning, Plant Relocation
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Factory engineers reviewing data on tablet and clipboard

Why You Need an App to Collect Critical Information in Your Factory Today

By David Collins, 26 October 2020
Management/Turnaround, Supply Chain Management, Process Control Systems, Process Improvement, Preventive Maintenance
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Factory manager checking quality of parts

Are Your Production Management Systems For Real (Or Just For Show)?

By David Collins, 12 October 2020
Production Planning, Process Improvement
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