NAI Launches Quality Event in Suzhou, China

NAI Quality Event in Suzhou, China

Our Quality team has been very creative and has pushed the envelope to produce this very unique event, which will add significant benefits to our quality processes over a long-term.”

The Quality Month at NAI China includes a series of events and educational activities, beginning with an opening speech by the General Manager. The more significant of the activities include the following:

1.    Zero-Defect Contest

Eight production areas and teams in the plant have been assigned a Zero-Defect goal. Such areas include the Clean Room, Patch Cords Assembly and High Mix/ Low Volume production lines, among others. The PPM defect metric must equal zero at the conclusion of the Quality Month event. If the goal is met by this deadline, the participating workers receive a monetary bonus.

2.    Quality Knowledge Contest

Production line operators must become proficient with NAI’s quality systems and processes. As one of the Quality Month activities, a Question/Answer session is conducted among operators to test their knowledge. Questions are developed by the Quality Management Team and drawn from a hat. As each operator answers a question correctly, a gift is earned.

3.    Supplier Education

Suppliers hold educational sessions in NAI’s Training Room, to share their specialized knowledge about their product area with NAI office and factory employees. Everyone is invited to attend these sessions. This year the sessions will focus on PCBs and cable.

4.    Quality Knowledge on WeChat

An app has been developed for mobile devices containing access to NAI Quality Information that is pertinent to:

  •     High Mix / Low Volume orders
  •     High Volume / Low Mix orders
  •     The IPC 620 standard

The quality process is different for the High Mix / Low Volume orders as compared to High Volume / Low Mix orders, therefore having this reference is very helpful. In addition, NAI must meet IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard requirements for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, so this reference is also included in the app. Information is assembled in WeChat.

5.    Office Staff Works on the Production Line

To promote a greater understanding of how interconnect solutions…

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