19 Jan NAI Launches Quality Event in Suzhou, China
Quality Month at the NAI Suzhou plant builds strong quality awareness.
Troy, MI – NAI, a leading manufacturer of global connectivity solutions for high performance systems used in the industrial technology, telecom, data and medical industries, launches their “Quality Month,” a special event held every year at their plant in Suzhou, China. The purpose of this event is to promote quality awareness and provide continuing education on quality systems and processes at NAI.
The Quality Month 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:
- Best Line Competition
24 production lines and teams in the plant have been assigned a Best Line goal, including the High Mix / Low Volume production lines. The criteria for “Best Line” include zero complaints and feedback from the external customer. The PPM defect metric must also equal zero, there must be no safety issue and no adverse internal audit finding. In addition, the SGA plan implemented for the production line must be met at the conclusion of the Quality Month event. If the goal is met by this deadline, the participating workers receive a monetary bonus.
- Skill competition
All production area workers are welcome to attend the skill competition for an existing product that the plant is building. The skills include crimping, pin insertion, screw installation, soldering and defect reference. Total of 121 operators participate in this contest and 47 operators will win at different rankings, which includes a total of three rankings and 6 winners for each skill. The winners receive a monetary bonus.
- Customer Education
Customers 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 key medical customers.
- Office Staff Works on the Production Line
To promote a greater understanding of how interconnect solutions are manufactured, members of the NAI office staff will each work on the production line for a period of one month. The office employees are treated as “new employees,” which includes training and careful supervision.
For more information on NAI, please visit: www.nai-group.com. Phone: 248-817-4106.
NAI has been a global leader in the manufacturing of advanced mission-critical and high-reliability fiber optic and copper cable assemblies and harnesses since 1993. A world class integrated supply chain, expert operations management, and a global manufacturing footprint in low cost regions, combine to provide NAI customers with a unique solution for their connectivity product requirements.
NAI manufactures assemblies across diverse markets including fiber optics, telecom, industrial, medical and aerospace industries. The company’s unique ability to service both high mix / low volume and low mix / high volume programs, while complying with complex regulatory requirements, enables us to support the unique business needs of all customers, delivering the confidence and reliability that enable their success.