Nu-Tech chooses its suppliers with careOctober 20, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Nu-Tech Roll Forming carefully selects its suppliers to ensure high-quality results for its customers. One way the company identifies the best companies is through its supplier profiles and surveys.
Potential suppliers are provided a series of questions regarding certifications, quality assurance methods, capabilities and more. The suppliers’ answers are used to determine if the candidate company would be a good fit with Nu-Tech’s commitments to quality, on-time delivery and competitive pricing.
The supplier profile and survey begins with basic company information, including number of employees, major products, specialties and union affiliations. These questions can help determine if the supplier’s capabilities and specializations offer an advantage to Nu-Tech Roll Forming. Next, the questions move to the survey’s main focus — quality assurance.
Quality assurance survey
The survey asks if the supplier is certified to a quality system and/or environmental management system. If the answer is yes, suppliers simply list which standards they are certified to. If the answer is no, suppliers are provided a series of 11 questions that focus on various aspects of quality assurance. Some of the topics covered include internal audit systems, written quality assurance procedures or manuals, and quality requirements for incoming materials.
Here is an example of some of the questions:
- Are you seeking registration to any recognized standard or standards?
- Does your organization maintain a quality assurance department that is separate and distinct from manufacturing function?
- Do you have an established corrective and preventive action system?
- Is there a documented procedure regarding document control?
- Has your company implemented SPC technique on customer control characteristics?
- Is there a routine calibration system?
- Is a shipping log maintained that provides for product traceability?
The survey also lists some of the selection criteria that Nu-Tech Roll Forming uses when choosing suppliers. Some of those criteria include customer recommendations, short delivery periods, competitive pricing, ISO certification, specialization in required material types, and capability of producing required slit widths.
Maintaining high standards for every supplier is just one of the ways Nu-Tech Roll Forming is able to provide top quality products every time. Visit the company website for more information.