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Do you want a process improvement plan for your factory, in order to improve quality, reduce cost, and deliver on time? And are you wondering, ‘is there a step-by-step approach?'

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Topics: Quality, Process Improvement

If you are not familiar with process control plans, and if you manage a factory or buy from a factory, you need to know their function and how to use them, as they will empower you to raise your products' quality...

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Topics: Quality, Statistical process control

Do you complain about your Chinese suppliers’ inconsistent quality? Are you wondering why they can’t keep making good products?

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Topics: Quality, Process control systems, Process Improvement

Join CMC’s David Collins for a FREE webinar on statistical process control. No mathematical formulas, no complicated concepts!

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Topics: Quality, Statistical process control, Six sigma

So management is committed to improving your factory’s operations, but they are not sure what to focus on? Are they focused on the right process improvement goals?

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Topics: Management/Turnaround, Process Improvement

Does your production include some CNC machining of metal parts? You might have recurring issues about finishing.

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Topics: Metal Machining

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.

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Topics: Cost Reduction, Management/Turnaround, ERP

As we wrote before, reducing the amount of inventory keeps costs down and improves on-time shipment performance. So the question is, what inventory cost reduction methods can be put in place and will do the job? Here are three suggestions that will help greatly.

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Topics: Cost Reduction, Management/Turnaround

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).

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Topics: Metal Machining

Last week I explained why automation is one of the 2 reasons why the China manufacturing price can go down*.

But is it possible to do without automation? The short answer is: yes, no, AND it depends!!

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Topics: Cost Reduction, Management/Turnaround, Automation

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