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. 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 »

5 Challenges The Automotive Supply Chain Faces

challenges automotive supply chain

  The automotive supply chain consists of various systems and elements, all of which work together to create a management system that continues to grow as your customers and supply base grows. It’s an extremely complex process so ensuring that all the elements are functioning correctly is crucial in the continued running of the business…. Read more »

Driving understanding of Measurement Systems Performance

Companies within the Aerospace industry have long since recognised that although they compete to gain market share, they also share common challenges. In the past they have created differing techniques and methods to try and achieve the same results. To address this, a group of Aerospace engine manufacturers joined together to create the Aerospace Engine… Read more »

Is there still life in Manufacturing?

Ever since the first industrial revolution people, businesses and cultures have strived to improve so to get the edge on their competition. History describes these in four stages.   The first industrial revolution sees people using powered machines to perform tasks previously done by hand. The second industrial revolution, often referred to as the technological… Read more »

Development of the Global Materials Management Operations Guideline Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE)

The Global MMOG/LE self-assessment should be used by any organisation that wants to gain a clear understanding of and honestly assess the performance, capability, efficiency, effectiveness, quality, robustness, scalability, and sustainability of an their supply chain management processes. Global MMOG/LE can be used: By an organisation to evaluate its own supply chain management processes, performance… Read more »

Risk management to deliver launch excellence in product lifecycle

risk management

Value is a function of risk and return. Every decision either increases, preserves, or erodes value. Activities undertaken to launch new products can cause risks which need to be effectively managed if the return of business growth is to be achieved. Risk management is integral to the pursuit of product launch excellence and strategic minded… Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Mr Ford and Mr Taylor…..

Industry 4.0 has become a new buzzword within Industry over recent years, but what exactly is it? And what factors have brought this ‘new era’ about? There are a number of driving factors… Changing Customer and Market demands for more and more individual products, exactly when they want it. No more Ford Model-T mind set… Read more »