When companies are smart enough to take advantage of the expertise of their molding partners, the result is to have the most effectively molded parts possible. This is a smart, strategic decision, especially when it comes to complex manufacturing.
The Value of Outsourcing Design Experience
Experts in the injection molding field have learned that poor designs create product flaws that will emerge in the fabrication process. This compromises the integrity of the final part and usually leads to expensive redesigning of the product.
- Begin with mold design
- Utilize engineers with extension plastic tooling experience
- Utilize 3D simulation software for variability assessment
- Augment your design team with experience in manufacturing and materials function
Quality components are the result of pairing years of team experience with the application. Every product requires a different result. This means you need these decades of experience to inform your current successes and to discover the most important procedures for stabilizing your results. The procedures to utilize for these stabilizing results include:
- Clean room molding
- Insert molding
- Over molding
- Family molding
When injection molding experts apply their knowledge with the experience of years of producing high-quality injection molding services - you end up with quality components and products. All are used to achieve a specific result depending on your product requirements.
Quality Operation Controls for Precision Injection Molded Components
Obviously today's molding processes go beyond machines, molds and materials. Naturally, this includes quality operational controls. FDA registration and ISO 13845:2003 certification emphasizes documentation to verify procedures that provide controlled conditions to ensure consistent, reliable products are produced.
The process where objective evidence is established is a process where consistent production of a result or product that is meeting its predetermined specifications is being accomplished. Process validation procedures include:
- Installation and Operational Qualification
- Process Performance Qualification
- Product Performance Qualification
With each stage of documentation details must be kept on inspection results, parameter settings or any deviations from the expected performance - along with providing any reasons for them.
Process validation procedures have expanded beyond ISO and FDA requirements. Process validation has been proven to deliver the most consistency and highest quality for precision plastic injection molded component manufacturing.
The Value of Outsourcing Supply Chain Management
Because supply chain management fully encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management - an essential part of the supply chain is customer service support. This aspect of support often requires real time information as well as product availability and scheduling details.
A fully qualified injection molder will have a method or standard operating procedures which include selection and qualification of suppliers. These tasks will frequently involve approved supplier lists, documentation, corrective actions, the supplier history and more.
There are well-established methods to track order progression from the entering point of the work order - all the way through its production and shipping. Standard approaches help to monitor changes in the manufacturing flow process while also helping improve the many levels of responsiveness.
The most effective supply chain management strategies include moving any finished product directly to the buyer. Most inventory management strategies are utilized using Kanban shipping, Just-In-Time delivery or other blanket-delivery orders. This helps limit inventory buildup while scheduling out deliveries to different points in time.
Project Management Office Controls Budgets and Keeps Projects on Schedule
And finally, the Project Management Office engages in a manner that controls budgets, while keeping projects on schedule. They assure compliance with every mandate and requirement - be it regulatory or client based.
An effective PMO delivers project updates and information to internal personnel and to the customer. This approach naturally decreases confusions and increases successful project completion. Making use of the Gantt chart is one of the tools that a PMO utilizes to track project activities with accurate time assessments.
Crescent Industries Encompass Outsourcing Needs with Experience and Results
Crescent Industries is an employee-owned organization that has set standards for precision injection molded components for 70 years.