Once the decision is made that a supplier change is in order, the next concern for the procurement professional is the transition. Will the new supplier deliver a quality product on time? Super Steel has developed a specific process and has dedicated a team of manufacturing professionals to address this concern. We call it New Product Introduction. Attention to detail, constant communication, and the desire to execute the plan are what make the New Product Introduction process a success.
So, what is a New Product Introduction plan? We’ve created a plan to evaluate how a product will be made and ensure things go smoothly. With every new product we introduce, we check 100% of the parts and process before it ever sees the production line. We decide on and implement extensive engineering, planning, and quality checklists to ensure the success of every product we manufacture. From the kick-off meeting to the multiple reviews and evaluation, we make sure we can get it right every time. When we find issues, we make sure to correct them on the front end. This way, we run into them less later.
As part of our ISO registration, we make sure we can deliver on our promises. This is one way of many to do just that.