Working practice disruption significantly affected manufacturing quality in 2020
- Quality management provider G&P reworked more than 27 million parts for its customers in 2020 to OEM standard, a 73 per cent increase compared to previous four-year average
- G&P also removed nearly seven million substandard components from the manufacturing process last year
- G&P’s award-winning Quality Excellence Model and highly-skilled personnel are credited for helping its customers around the world improve quality standards
Leading quality management expert G&P has reworked 27,052,781 parts in 2020 to OEM standard, a 73 per cent increase compared to the previous four-year average as manufacturers and suppliers deal with the profound impact of the global pandemic on working practices.
Indeed, the significant increase in reworked parts in 2020 is despite the total number of parts checked remaining almost level year-on-year over the same time period.
Working closely with manufacturing OEMs and suppliers around the world as they adapted to new production protocols, G&P also removed a further 6,805,559 substandard components from the manufacturing process in 2020, a 68 per cent increase over the previous four-year average, even given the recent unprecedented slowdown to manufacturing industries.
Geoff Cousins, chairman at G&P, said: “2020 presented new challenges with a massive disruption to working practices, such as social distancing, travel restrictions, interruptions to supply chains, remote working and different shift patterns, to name a few.
“Under these circumstances it was even more important to maintain robust quality protocols, and G&P, supporting its manufacturing customers around the world, was able to improve the level of service and results, reworking an increased number of parts to OEM standard.”
G&P’s innovative Quality Excellence Model is a key asset for the company and its customers as it supports all stages of the product life cycle to deliver quality, efficiency and cost improvements.
A central pillar of the Quality Excellence Model is G&P’s proprietary software system called QTrak.
The fully paperless system gives G&P’s customers a competitive advantage as it provides real-time analysis and identification of quality issues, allowing problematic supply sources to be investigated without delay, parts contained and corrective action to be deployed to prevent further waste being produced.
Geoff added: “G&P’s core focus is to help manufacturers and suppliers increase quality standards and improve efficiency, whether it’s achieved through the utilisation of G&P’s innovative technology, a flexible and rapidly deployed workforce or tried-and-tested inspection methods.”
Founded in 1994, UK-based G&P has grown to have a global presence, operating in more than 100 manufacturing facilities around the world. As well as automotive specialism, G&P also supports the aerospace, marine, rail, off-highway and defence industries.