In today’s highly competitive markets manufacturers must provide high quality products to survive. Below are links to a few articles that might help you in that pursuit.

8 Internal Failure Costs Every Company Should Watch

Because modern products have a lot of variables to account for, there are many opportunities for quality defects before, during, and even after production. Read the Article…

Systems Failure Analysis – A Fault-Tree-Driven, Disciplined Failure Analysis Approach

One of the things that makes continuous improvement efforts simultaneously stimulating and frustrating is what often seems to be a constant stream of problems.  Strong problem solving skills are essential to successful continuous improvement activities. Read the Article…

Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a manufacturing or assembly process, or a product or service. Read the Article…

Why Most Product Launches Fail

Most won’t. According to a leading market research firm, about 75% of consumer packaged goods and retail products fail to earn even $7.5 million during their first year. This is in part because of the intransigence of consumer shopping habits. Read the Article…

Manufacturing Firm Reaction to Supplier Failure and Recovery

Manufacturing firm dissatisfaction increases relative to the accumulated impact of thesupply failure, and is reduced when the manufacturer has slack to absorb the failure or shares blame for it. Read the article…

Problem Prevention and Defect Elimination Strategies

All equipment starts life new. It comes from the manufacturer fresh.  If you do nothing about controlling them, it also comes with future failures built into it. These future failures are the design errors, the materials selection errors, the fabrication errors, the assembly errors and any transportation damage. Read the Article…

Mean Time Between Failures & Mean Time To Repair

A production schedule that includes down time for preventative maintenance can accurately predict total production.  Schedules that ignore Mean Time Between Failures and Mean Time To Repair are simply future disasters awaiting remediation. Read the Article…

What is Failure Testing and Why is it Important?

Failure testing is an important part of the manufacturing process, no matter what you are manufacturing. Failure testing is a way to ensure that you are producing a product and service that will not fail under different circumstances and situations of stress, weather, temperature, and so on and so forth. Read the Article…

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