Making NPI best practice work for you

Best practices for New Product Introduction process have been in existence for nearly 30 years. In this blog, Industry Forum’s principal consultant for New Product Introduction and Life Cycle Management, Robin Talwar, will present a view on the most common challenge with adopting best practices, an approach to trial as a solution and some tips… Read more »

FMEA Alignment VDA and AIAG

UPDATED 12th June 2019: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a cross functional systematic and analytic process to identify, analyse and mitigate risk related to product design and manufacturing. When used correctly it fully supports Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), and improves customer satisfaction through emphasising defect prevention. In addition IATF 16949 requires that… Read more »

AS/EN/SJAC 9145:2016 Gaining traction in the Aerospace Sector

Time is slipping by to ensure compliance with Rolls-Royce supplier requirements. On 2nd April 2018, Rolls-Royce Aerospace made an update to their Supplier Management Systems requirements document SABRe, now at edition 3, which added a mandate for compliance with AS/EN/SJAC 9145:2016. This was supported by a direct notification to suppliers (NTS 427) issued on the… Read more »

NPI – Launch excellence in product lifecycle

In the typical launch phase of product life cycle the problems faced by most manufacturing companies lies not only in accelerating and maintaining sales after the launch but in reducing the costly development time before the launch. In an effort to improve timelines and effectiveness, a number of organisations are experimenting with different best practices… Read more »

MMOG/LE Version 5: Call for stakeholder review participants

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The current version of Global MMOG/LE (Version 4) was first released in 2014. In October 2017 a global team started to review the assessment with the objective to develop an updated version considering the constant evolutions in supply chain processes and technology. The newly created MMOG/LE Version 5 is now in its final stakeholder review… Read more »

A fresh start with Supply Chain training and consulting support

Supply Chain Training We offer a range of courses from basic introductions to advanced certifications covering all aspects of Supply Chain Management. Whether it’s physical logistics, a broad understanding of Supply Chain theory of inventory management or professional globally recognised certification, we have a course to suit you.   For more detail take a look… Read more »

MMOG New Platform

Although the current Excel based MMOG/LE tool has served the industry well over the past decade, Odette has now developed a modern browser based application called (new platform) to take its place.   MMOG/LE users from both sides of the Atlantic have been involved in the development and testing of this new platform to… Read more »

Three key factors for Total Productive Maintenance success

What do we have to do to make sure our investment in TPM pays off? How can we ensure we reap the promised business benefits? We can’t give you a magic wand that ensures instant results. But we can share with you these three vital activities practised by JIPM award winning companies, such as Coca-Cola… Read more »

Is Condition Based Monitoring still relevant in a connected factory?

The connected factory drums up images of fully automated, high tech, integrated plant with barely a human in sight. That doesn’t quite chime with scenes of people walking round plants and plugging hand held devices into various pieces of equipment. So, what is the future of CBM (Condition Based Monitoring or Maintenance) in our digital… Read more »