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Aerospace Supplier Audits:  Striving for Zero Defects

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The late Philip Crosby argued that the performance standard that defines total quality is zero defects, which he defined as conformance to requirements.  Taguchi further argues that any deviation from a target value carries with it some level of opportunity loss due to scrap, rework, and dissatisfied customers.  We can operationalize the pursuit of zero defects, however defined, in several important ways.  Each recognizes the importance of eliminating product and process variability.

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Topics: Improve supply chain visibility, aerospace, Supplier Certification

Aerospace Supplier Certification

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 In the aerospace industry, nothing is more important than product quality and compliance to FAA regulations.   To ensure all parts meet the strict specifications of OEM’s like Boeing and Airbus, not to mention the Federal Aviation Authority, quality begins early in the supply chain with a concept known as Supplier Certification.

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Topics: Supply Chain Visibility, aerospace, Supplier Certification