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Glue is used in the production of a wide range of products. Gluing two parts together is an extremely common process. And yet, many of the very serious quality issues coming out of China come from the use of an improper glue.
Let's dig into this with David...

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Topics: Quality, Manufacturing In China

Have you implemented a process control plan to reduce rework and scrap? In this post I will explain why this tool is really useful, and walk you through how it works in a short video...

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Topics: Quality, Process control systems

I have been working in the quality field for about 10 years now and just recently did I discover a rule of thumb that changed the way I view quality improvements. 

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Topics: Quality, Mistake proofing

When a consultant shows a factory how a poka yoke (mistake-proofing) system can get rid of frequent mistakes committed by operators, they look at the consultant like he/she is a genius.

However, anybody with a dose of creativity and an understanding of the main types of poka yokes can come up with good ideas. Here are the 6 main types of mistake proofing techniques...

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Topics: Quality, Mistake proofing

To explain how effective and important mistake proofing can be, CMC have created a new eBook called: "14 Mistake Proofing Examples: Improve Quality at Virtually No Cost." Read more about this free eBook and get your own copy here...

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Topics: Quality, Mistake proofing

I have visited hundreds of Chinese factories, and I have seldom seen good work instructions at the disposal of production operators, maintenance technicians, and quality inspectors. In this article, I will list 6 important principles to follow when writing work instructions for China factories... 

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Topics: Quality, Work Instructions

Do you, or your suppliers, follow the PPAP process? It seldom gets done fully without a bit of coercion, especially with Chinese factories. And yet, if applied well, it will help you save time!

Let's explore this here...

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Topics: PPAP, Quality

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

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