Speaker: Becky Kelderman
Solumina comes standard with a product called supplier quality assurance. It allows for purchased product quality engineers to write specific inspection elements or templates for all of the products that are being purchased and ultimately assembled on your shop floor. Supplier quality management is important because the amount of purchased product that is coming in for complex discrete manufacturers is well over 80 percent. The days of a company manufacturing their own products in-house are over, so providing information for receiving and inspection departments to reference throughout the assembly process on the shop floor gives organizations control over and understanding of how suppliers are performing.