AMREP is back again working in the Defense Electronics industry. Previously our work was on night vision goggles. We are in action on components, plastic, and lenses that go into military hardware.
Electro-mechanics embedded devices require tracking quality problems back to their sources of origin. Our supplier quality line inspectors are doing visual, tolerances, and material inspections.
Data collection leads to supplier quality engineering and immediate problems resolution by AMREP Supplier quality engineers working in collaboration with suppliers in China, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Defense electronics are more complicated with much off-the-shelves availability of components. There is much hardware that involves specialty avionics, tactical data links and synchronization devices, and military field equipment. All of which require specialized training of final product line inspectors
Anyone traveling on a public transport system or entry using smartcard devices in your country?? If there are problems using your card, it is either the software or the hardware. It is hard to test hardware when the software is not ready to test the card in your country. Hardware comes out faster than the software. Hardware quality can be tested at the factory before sending them overseas.
AMREP Quality inspectors are checking the small hardware devices, sensors, and wireless detectors in factories in China. Our customers know that the final assembler is getting its components from external suppliers.
AMREP material quality engineers are working backward toward the assembler’s external sources in China, Taiwan, Japan, and even Mexico. Data analysis of suppliers’ incoming QC is always helpful in doing FMEA stripped down of problems.
Pre-shipment inspection of the final product is no guarantee of good quality of the hardware is kept in stock and not in use until months later.
As our e-reader customer said, “Customer satisfaction is all about buying an e-reader of high quality or low quality; of workability, durability, and no repairs required!”
AMREP Supplier Management Services was contracted by the customer to audit the manufacturer’s capabilities before signing the contracted manufacturer up. Next, inspect the first sample product.
Carry out an FMEA on the sample and components analysis of the work in progress in the factory. Finally do line inspection, function testing, and quality problem resolution.
All this means assigning three levels of AMREP quality personnel to work with the supplier’s production team.
More buyers’ satisfaction, less quality, and repair recall mean having a marketing advantage over rivals making the same product of different designs for our customers.