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China Manufacturing Improvement Blog

David Collins

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

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Successful Plant Relocation #2: Defining an Initial Plan

By David Collins, 5 October 2020
Production Planning, Mistake-Proofing, New Factory Setup, Plant Relocation
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Successful Plant Relocation #1: Gathering Preliminary Information

By David Collins, 7 September 2020
Manufacturing Consulting, Manufacturing In China, Plant Relocation
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How Basic Quality Assurance Systems Reduce Manufacturing Costs

By David Collins, 30 July 2020
Manufacturing In China, Process Improvement
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3 Examples of Poka-Yoke in Electronics Manufacturing

By David Collins, 7 May 2020
Mistake-Proofing, Process Improvement
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Factory worker in China

COVID-19 Chinese Manufacturing Disruption: Should I relocate my plant?

By David Collins, 7 February 2020
Plant Relocation, COVID-19 Outbreak
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3 Ways to Mitigate Production Delays During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By David Collins, 31 January 2020
Manufacturing In China, Process Improvement, COVID-19 Outbreak
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How to Bounce Back from the Chinese New Year Production Slowdown

By David Collins, 16 January 2020
Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Consulting, Process Improvement
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Quality, Cost, Delivery (QCD): The Unattainable Trio of Lean Manufacturing?

By David Collins, 8 January 2020
Lean Manufacturing, Cost Reduction, Quality
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4 Management Tricks to Successfully Turn Around a Struggling Organization

By David Collins, 27 August 2019
Management/Turnaround, Process Control Systems, Process Improvement
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Lean Manufacturing: Standard Work for Superior Results

By David Collins, 16 July 2019
Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvement
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Are Manufacturers Really Leaving China? The China Perspective

By David Collins, 12 June 2019
Manufacturing In China
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