AMREP: The Total Quality Management Company
How we began
AMREP Supplier Management Services, first known as AMREP Vendor Inspection Services., was an unexpected creation of the IBM International Procurement Office when it engaged us to manage their suppliers in Singapore. We were responsible for ensuring their supplier’s product quality and we were the first and only company to begin supplier source inspection work on IBM’s Asian suppliers. In 1983 AMREP created the AMREP Quality Management Centre (AQMC) and worked with Dr. Joseph Juran and the Juran Institute in introducing Dr. Juran’s concepts on Total Quality Management and quality control through Asia. Dr. Juran was and still remains one of the greatest minds on quality management. AMREP went on to train Asian suppliers for many OEMs, e.g. Texas Instruments, Shell, Esso, on the use of Quality Improvement Teams, Quality Analysis and Quality Planning.
In 1990 AMREP started ISO 9000 training, ISO auditor certifications, and trained Asian suppliers on ISO QMS and Total Quality Management implementation. We expanded our operations to South-East Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines) to seed international best practices in quality management and to provide localised quality control services for companies sourcing from that region.
In 1994, we established AMREP Mexico to service US companies who were ‘nearshoring’ their manufacturing operations to Mexico. We also broadened our services to provide comprehensive supplier quality management programs for companies with global supply chains. Our programs would address risk management, problem resolution and prevention, design engineering, supplier development, and production process improvements.
In 1998, we created AMREP China where our clients regard many of our engineers as critical assets of their overseas procurement and supplier management programs.
Today AMREP operates a global operations network and has a multinational mix of over 300 employees located in different countries who specialise in Supplier Source Inspection, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Engineering, and Supplier Procurement Management.
AMREP has a low employee turnover. AMREP is operated on an employee-ownership inducement policy.
These are our past and present customers:
IBM : SONY : Dell: Medtronics : Verifone : Leap- Frog : Elbit : Hewlett Packard : Motorola : NASA : Lexmark : Viasys : Bayer Diagnostics : Solectron : Cooper Tires : Rockwell : Chrysler : Bombardier : Taser : and more.