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What is a SWOT Analysis and Why You Should Be Doing It?

The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis technique helps in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a given business, organization, or project. There are many reasons why this technique is important to have as a part of the strategic planning of any project, product, or other objective. Without doing an SWOT analysis… Continue reading What is a SWOT Analysis and Why You Should Be Doing It?

ISO 9001 QMS Features, Benefits, & Implementation Tips [Podcast]

In This Episode… Phil Brown, owner of Phil Brown Consultancy, who is an ISO 9001 and 14001 consultant in the UK joins us in this episode of the China manufacturing decoded podcast. Phil talks us through the ISO 9001 QMS, the requirements that make up this standard, benefits, the difference between good and bad implementations,… Continue reading ISO 9001 QMS Features, Benefits, & Implementation Tips [Podcast]

What is Total Quality Management (TQM)?

Total Quality Management (TQM) is an approach to achieve long-term success through continuous improvement. What is Total Quality Management? TQM and its variations have been around for a long time, dating all the way back to the original industrial revolution. It is a very broad term, as opposed to Lean, which is an extremely narrow… Continue reading What is Total Quality Management (TQM)?

Small Manufacturers Seek New Ways to Find Quality Personnel

Thomas R. Cutler Management Small Manufacturers Seek New Ways to Find Quality Personnel A cost-effective subscription service can uniquely align QA/QC professionals with ideal skill sets Published: Monday, April 26, 2021 – 12:02 The demand for quality assurance and quality control managers in the manufacturing sector has never been stronger, according to Patrick O’Rahilly, founder… Continue reading Small Manufacturers Seek New Ways to Find Quality Personnel

Multisensor Vision System Boosts Battery Cell Inspection

Through AIoT-driven innovations in battery technology and multidisciplinary applications, Envision AESC establishes scenarios to enable electric vehicles to participate in the renewable energy eco-system and provides a dynamic balance to promote the common development of clean energy and new energy electric vehicle industry.   Routinely inspecting parts such as EV Battery modules and EV Battery… Continue reading Multisensor Vision System Boosts Battery Cell Inspection

Inspector 3.0 To Revolutionize Internal Inspection Processes

Flyability, a leading provider of solutions for remote internal inspections, has announced the launch of a new software that allows inspectors to precisely locate the defects they find during inspections performed with the Elios 2 drone.  Following a successful beta testing phase that included over 150 users, Inspector 3.0 is now available for all Elios… Continue reading Inspector 3.0 To Revolutionize Internal Inspection Processes

3 Examples of Quality Inspection Checklists

Over the years, we have provided feedback to many clients on their product specification sheets and their inspection checklists. Rather than a step-by-step guideline, the most useful is usually to provide them with a few real examples for different types of products. 3 examples of inspection checklists Last year, when personal protective equipment was severely… Continue reading 3 Examples of Quality Inspection Checklists

Quality Management Can’t Be Optional Anymore

Health Care Quality Management Can’t Be Optional Anymore No matter how small an organization is, it’s contributing to a resilient, responsible, and sustainable global community Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – 12:03 Here’s an unfortunate truth: The story of the Covid-19 pandemic is one of epic quality failures in almost every area imaginable. Although there… Continue reading Quality Management Can’t Be Optional Anymore

Automated Robotic Inspection of Heat Exchangers

The DAIKEN Industries plant in Pilsen, Czech Republic, produces over two million air conditioning units per year. A lack of manpower and attempts to minimize human errors are reasons why DAIKIN focuses on process automation in their production plans fulfillment, with continuous attention to high product quality. In one of its assembly lines, there was… Continue reading Automated Robotic Inspection of Heat Exchangers

What Causes A Bad Factory QMS Implementation? [Reason 1]

When we look at the root causes of many quality issues in China or Vietnam, we find “there is no quality system at the factory” or “they supposedly have one, but it was a really bad QMS implementation”. I thought about it and I can point to a few serious misconceptions that have derailed the… Continue reading What Causes A Bad Factory QMS Implementation? [Reason 1]