For Unimacts, “Manufacturing” starts after First Article approval, and encompasses everything until we ship the parts.
If we execute on the previous processes (Supplier Development, Engineer, Source, NPI) Manufacturing is “relatively” easy.
In this part of the process, we take the customer demand and blow it back through the supply chain. We ensure timely and accurate supply of raw materials, we actively manage/monitor the production process and review the parts, the packaging and the documentation prior to shipping.
If problems and/or questions arise, we inform the customer about the problem, propose solutions, and manage the details.