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Posts tagged with 'Quality'

15 May, 2012

Bernard Sutton Quality comes from getting the little things right – consistently. This is especially true when I see how global organisations perform. Somehow it becomes OK to get the little things wrong in global organisations. Maybe its like litter in someone else’s neighborhood; not my problem.? Which is perplexing when the rewards for getting the little things right is higher in global organisations. … Read More

Manufacturing System Solution, Defects, CAPA, lean manufacturing, Quality, Route cause, Manufacturing execution system, Transfer

4 May, 2012

Quality requires intelligence

Posted by Bernard Sutton

Bernard Sutton I have been in many situations in the past where we had a manufacturing problem to solve. In all instances the first step was to find the scale of the problem, look for linkages to the route cause and then ‘go fix’. Simple right! Well not back then; The fist hurdle was always having accurate data for both the problem which might be a drop in test yields, beneath a sea of false calls, defective … Read More

Quality, Business Intelligence, corrective action, BI, Route cause, Manufacturing execution system, Manufacturing System Solution, Defects, lean manufacturing

20 Apr, 2012

The 'black art' of PCBA test & quality

Posted by Bernard Sutton

Bernard Sutton Quality in particular ‘test’ are still seen as a black art by production and process teams. In my experience the very best manufacturing engineers & managers are those that  have both test and process engineering skills. I now see this reflected in the ‘smart’ organisations who have already combined ‘engineering’ & ‘quality’ functions.  So why … Read More

Quality, PCBA, Defects, lean manufacturing, CAPA, Manufacturing execution system, Manufacturing System Solution

17 Apr, 2012

Bernard Sutton It might be old news, but its still true; the lowest cost comes from having the highest quality. Something I explored in my feature published in April US tech; “Moving from quality assurance to quality control”. Control to prevent errors is more productive than adding more stages of defect detection. Supporting ‘lean manufacturing’ and CAPA (Corrective And Preventative Action) … Read More

PCBA, Quality, Defects, lean manufacturing, CAPA, Manufacturing System Solution, Manufacturing costs, Manufacturing execution system

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