It can be difficult to find a reliable provider of high-quality manufacturing services. As a supply chain manager, you know that quality control and product tracking are two major factors to consider.
So why should you choose Group Manufacturing Services, Inc. (or GMS) to be a part of your company’s supply chain?
GMS is a premier contract manufacturer of precision sheet metal parts located in Tempe, AZ.
In this article, we will discuss several reasons why GMS continues to be one of the industry’s leading contract manufacturers, and the smart choice for all your precision manufacturing needs.
Quality Manufacturing Definition
Quality in manufacturing is a wide open topic with many areas to delve into.
Let’s start first with a basic definition of quality manufacturing from www.businessdictionary.com
Selecting a Manufacturer that Understands
Your Company’s Manufacturing Needs
There are several things to consider when evaluating contract manufacturing services.
Tooling capabilities, overall pricing, and individual customer service record are all important factors that you should be thinking about when evaluating potential manufacturing companies.
But without a doubt one of the most important things to take into consideration when choosing a contract manufacturer is quality.
So how do precision mfg companies like Group Manufacturing Services, guarantee they produce quality products time after time and piece after piece?
One method used to accomplish this is by maintaining a quality management system (or QMS.)
This QMS is the key to closely monitoring every aspect of our sheet metal part manufacturing process.
Some people may not be familiar with the concept of QMS, so read on to learn a little more about quality management systems and how they help maintain quality.
Quality Assurance Manufacturing: What is a QMS?
So you may be asking yourself, what is a QMS?
Have you ever wondered how a component manufacturer can create the same precision part over and over again with unerring detail?
A quality management system (or QMS) is a set of policies that have been adopted by a business in order to maintain a certain degree of quality in their day-to-day operations.
Each type of business will have a unique set of quality policies in place, depending upon what type of industry they operate within.
These QMS policies address the company’s ability to meet quality objectives while at the same satisfying customer requirements.
Quality manufacturing can only be guaranteed on a large scale by implementing and maintaining a valid quality policy.
At Group Manufacturing Services, Inc. we operate under strict AS9100 ISO: Rev C certification ensuring that every part we produce is exactly the same and of the utmost quality.
Our QMS is one of the reasons our sheet metal fabrication facility can operate at the highest level of excellence possible.
In addition to QMS, there are other concepts to embrace if a contract manufacturing company is going to offer high-quality manufacturing services.
One of those concepts is the idea of lean manufacturing.
Lean Manufacturing: The Path to Quality Assurance Manufacturing
What is Lean Manufacturing?
Lean manufacturing is a concept that was developed in Japan in the late eighties and has since been developed and applied to a wide range of industries including outsource manufacturing.
Lean Manufacturing Definition:
The lean manufacturing process or just “lean” as it sometimes referred to, is applied to systems and processes with an eye toward eliminating waste.
Adopting lean improves the mfg process by continually identifying and promoting value-added activities while at the same eliminating invaluable processes and efforts.
As a consequence of highlighting what works and removing what doesn’t, the flow or smoothness of the work being performed becomes highly optimized.
Contract manufacturing companies like GMS can benefit from the lean manufacturing process in several different ways:
- Overall Cost Reduction
- Waste Minimization
- Quality Assurance Manufacturing
- Customer Service
- Product Delivery Speed
- Positive Environmental Effects
- Positive Employee Involvement
With a focus on lean manufacturing principles; GMS also operates in an environment of “continuous improvement.”
In short, the best just keeps getting better.
Quality Manufacturing Services from GMS
GMS strives to be one of the top quality manufacturing companies in the United States.
For over thirty years, GMS has been producing quality precision sheet metal products for a wide variety of businesses and industries.
As a contract manufacturer, GMS operates in a very competitive market.
But there is one simple reason we have remained an industry leader for so many years.
That reason is quality.
At Group Manufacturing Services, Inc. our high-quality standards are insured by a well-defined quality management system and the utilization of lean manufacturing principles at every step of the fabrication process.
Give the team at GMS a call today and find out how we can help you optimize your supply chain and provide you the highest quality manufacturing services available.