High Volume Manufacturing Process Transfer
Vargas, Gerardo L.
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Transferring a high volume manufacturing product line requires a detail level of information and analysis which could result in either success or failure. Knowledge of the process and product is critical when new technology for the manufacturing process is required. In addition, forecast of a product, especially in high volume product lines, plays a decisive factor determining the moment of equipment investment. Automation has an important role in this environment by maintaining a competitive market as well as higher quality with a stable and robust process. Not only quantity but also quality is a key factor in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Company’s reputations are based on the manufacturing culture which is reflected by the customer. At the end of the day, what is important is what the customer thinks about the product in his hands and not where it was made. It must be manufactured under the regulations and manufacturing standards that he trusts. Key Terms ⎯ Proper Approach, Clear Analysis, Accurate Forecast, Detailed Implementation And Contingency Plan.