As a third party registered to ISO9001:2015, Peoria Production Shop carefully inspects and ensures quality for their manufacturing clients. Contract assembly with multiple components requires the need for accurate material tracking and consistent quality control.
There is a good chance that manufacturers will experience challenges when fulfilling custom orders such as precision design requirements, the need for prototypes, or quick production and assembly of multiple components to complete a finished product. It is important to understand how a multi-step contract assembly house can help to solve some of these problems.
Peoria Production Shop has been solving multi-step contract assembly needs for manufacturers of all sizes for 80 years. Over that time, PPS has been providing solutions to the following problems:
- Inadequate packaging, wrapping, or bagging
- Substandard mechanical assembly
- Ineffective JIT “break bulk” sorting
- Repackaging and shipping
- Urgent, even “surprise” deadlines
- Poor or inconsistent sewing or fabrication
- Overflow or lack of storage
PPS is a gold-level quality supplier who works with clients to produce high-quality, assembled products. The company works with Fortune 100 manufacturers and other clients who put their confidence in PPS year after year.
Our Multi-Step Contract Assembly Quality Control Process
Receiving and Inspection of Raw Materials, Product Components
Raw parts go through a Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and are generally level 4 which contains: Dimensional Test Results, Material Certs, Process Flow Diagrams, Parts Submission Warrant, Control Plans, and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
Lean Multi-Step Assembly with VSM Practices
Peoria Production Shop conducts Value Stream Mapping (VSM) procedures to eliminate bottlenecks with lean assembly processes. Our large, modern facility affords room for expansion and the ability to customize assembly processes. We cross train employees who are dedicated to a job well done with meticulous attention to detail.
First Article Inspection
Once products are approved, we conduct a first article of inspection on all new parts. As a quality minded multi-step contract assembly house, we will perform quality checks per customer supplied requirements.
We perform random quality checks on incoming parts and assembled components, including internal quality control checks on parts in process.
Creating Detailed Work Instructions
Detailed work instructions and standard operating procedures (SOP) are created with images and step-by-step direction.
Quality Guidelines in Work Instructions
Within the work instructions, we have quality guidelines that a certified inspector performs with quality control checks throughout the process.
The internal inspections are then analyzed for different quality metrics and also we look for any trends.
Lot Tracking with ERP System
We Segregate parts and components into product families then assign Key Performance Parameter (KPP) numbers and a description to the products. The KPP is based on the corresponding work instruction quality guideline for tracking purpose. Our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provides tight inventory control with lot code traceability of all components.
We track Capability Index (CPK), Parts per Million (PPM)
We track these key performance indicators and other quality metrics, depending on customer requirements. We aim for zero defects and ensure all assembled components are to exact customer specifications.
A final inspection is performed before releasing the assembled products to the shipping department. With 17 shipping and receiving bays, we offer a controlled flow of material with final inspection upon palletizing and shipping preparation.
Peoria Production Shop guarantees that all products have gone through rigorous quality control checks and procedures. We use a five-year supplier capacity plan to ensure the products are manufactured to the company’s guidelines. We take pride in delivering high-quality products with on-time delivery, all while meeting rigorous performance standards. Contact us for all your multi-step contract assembly requirements.