About Supplier Conformance and Compliance
“Car components and
combinations are now more complex and
have quick sudden failures than before because of new
technologies. Our customers have instances when their car
buyers have sudden car display instrumentations
failures or cars which immobilized itself while on the
road. New technologies are fantastic but they also
make it difficult for any mechanic to fix a car problem.
You have to be trained and must know what goes in and what
does not work.
Failure prevention is a major part of our
component pre-delivery supplier inspection work program.
Sometimes we may have more than 30-40 supplier quality
representatives doing an on-site containment, sorting,
and rework and testing. We have to work with the suppliers’ workforce.
There are complications here because we are talking about
China and Mexican workforces. China is ramming up very
fast but the management and workforce are acquiring experience
and knowledge base at a slower pace. Factories are set
up faster in Mexico and China than the growth in available
experienced management and production staffing. So it becomes
a great challenge to Autospecs in China and Mexico to work
with the suppliers.”.. says Lawrence
Tang, VP Automotive Supply Conformance and Compliance.
Car Cockpit instrumentation
is one of the most complicated
assemblies for 3rd party quality inspectors to
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