6 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Non-Conforming Parts

Posted by Keith Gansberg

Nov 24, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Read Time: 3 Minutes, 30 Seconds 

Having a formal system in place to track and evaluate supplier performance is essential to the smooth operation and profitability of any business.  As an AS9100D certified contract manufacturer, we are required to evaluate and select our suppliers based on their ability to meet our requirements and those of our customers. This assessment is essential to reduce the risk of nonconforming parts. Below please find the top six considerations we use when managing our supplier relationships to reduce the risk of non-conforming parts:

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Topics: supply chain management

The Total Cost of Ownership

Posted by Mark D'Amico

Jul 7, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Read Time: 2 Minutes, 30 Seconds

In today’s dynamic manufacturing industry, OEM leaders are focused on developing a competitive strategy to improve product quality, agility and increased client demands. One key component of this approach is partnering with a contract manufacturer (CM) for effective supply chain management. For manufacturing leaders, results include lower costs, increased flexibility and refined focus on core aspects of the business – all critical to supporting growth in a competitive industry. Here are four ways your manufacturing company can benefit from vendor consolidation:

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Topics: supply chain management

Stay Lean with Vendor Consolidation

Posted by Craig Zoberis

Dec 18, 2015 6:55:21 PM

In today’s global economy, manufacturing companies are focused on shedding their excess weight and becoming lean and trim. This competitive strategy can ensure improved product quality, agility and better ability to handle pressure. One key component of this approach is partnering with a contract manufacturer (CM) for effective supply chain management. For manufacturing leaders, results include lower costs, increased flexibility and refined focus on core aspects of the business – all critical to supporting growth in a competitive industry.

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Topics: contract manufacturing, supply chain management

3 Qualities of Fusion's Supply Chain

Posted by Keith Gansberg

Nov 6, 2015 6:33:13 PM

As an ISO 9001: 2008 certified contract manufacturer (CM), Fusion OEM is required to conduct annual supplier reviews. Having a formal system in place to track and evaluate supplier performance is essential to the smooth operation and profitability of our business.  The ISO 9001:2008 standard states that suppliers should be evaluated and selected based on their ability to meet our requirements. In order to accomplish this, we first had to define what those requirements are. Next, we created specific performance criteria for tracking and assessing our suppliers. After taking several factors into consideration, we arrived at the following three qualities that make a supplier successful (it may not be what you think):

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Topics: iso, supply chain management

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