Industry Forum to Support Advanced Engineering 2019 with Expert Speakers and Free Consulting Review Sessions

Once again, Industry Forum will be supporting Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest annual exhibition and conference for advanced manufacturers and supply chain professionals, with the provision of speakers for the open forum sessions and offering free consultancy review sessions to those attending the show. The Advanced Engineering show is held at the NEC, Birmingham on… Read more »

Time is Money! How QRM Can Save You Both…

The pace of business is relentlessly increasing, with customers demanding ever shorter lead times and greater choice. The ability to satisfy this need is becoming a differentiator for many suppliers and an order winning competitive advantage in many of today’s marketplaces. Within traditional mass production environments, being able to service the customer has often meant… Read more »

Driving Zero Defects with New Product Launch Excellence

Great companies are launching new products on a regular basis but not every product launch is a success. A recent survey questioned CEOs about the success of new product introduction, and the resulting numbers were sobering. Findings from the survey reveal that 43% of new products and 41% of refreshed or modified products introduced to… Read more »

Manufacturing Operations within NMCL

manufacturing operations NMCL

Manufacturing companies have a range of strategies they can choose from in order to compete in their marketplaces – from Lowest Cost Provider, to Niche Service Provider and Product Differentiation, each brings its own challenges. However, for individual manufacturers, competitiveness is more likely to be connected to their local operating environment and the challenges this… Read more »

IATF Analysis of Major Nonconformities Global and UK year to date 2019

Deeper inspection and analysis of both the global and UK top nonconformities shows that in actual fact, local challenges are replicated globally as the top three are shared by all territories.   United Kingdom Global 1. 8.5.1.1 Control plan 10.2.1 ISO 9001 Nonconformity & corrective action 2. 10.2.1 ISO 9001 Nonconformity & corrective action 10.2.3…. Read more »

VDA and AIAG FMEA Alignment – FAQs

We have developed this handy FAQ in order to answer your questions about the AIAG/VDA FMEA alignment. Will the new AIAG/VDA FMEA replace the current version AIAG 4th edition? The new book has been released as AIAG/VDA FMEA 1st edition 2019 and is not designed to be the 5th edition version for the current blue… Read more »