Doing it Right the First Time, Eagle’s Quality Inspection Program
June 13, 2017
As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Eagle Performance Plastics, Inc (Eagle) operates with processes and procedures in place each day. Some of the most critical of these involve part inspection and documenting quality.
Original equipment manufacturers that we support expect high quality parts, shipped on time, in less time, at a competitive price. In order to achieve this, the part must be made right the first time. It is costly in time and resources to make parts that do not meet customer specifications.
Inspection is crucial to verify the product meets customer specifications which is why, at Eagle, we start inspection when the raw material enters our building and do not stop until it arrives to you in perfect condition.
There are several components that make up our quality inspection program.
- Maintain equipment and measuring tools that are regularly calibrated and certified.
- Raw material is inspected upon receipt with conformance certificates and overall dimensions noted.
- Parts being manufactured are measured at each route step.
- Material is verified, program reviewed, and critical aspects are checked during set up.
- In-Process inspection procedure consists of checklists that make each inspection consistent and complete.
- Complete first piece verification, followed by a predetermined AQL (Acceptable Quality Limit).
- Visual inspections are completed during all operations.
- Critical dimensions are checked.
- Quantity is verified.
- Paperwork is reviewed.
- Parts are staged for shipping.
Eagle maintains all inspection records in our system for future reference should an issue arise. Some of our customers supply their own inspection documents. These specific requirements become our standard as part of inspection for them. Documenting and maintaining quality metrics is a valuable tool in continuously improving our operations.
At Eagle Performance Plastics, Inc, we believe that reliability plus responsiveness equals value. We create value by providing quality solutions on time, in less time and at a competitive price. We are committed to continuously improving our services and quality management systems.