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Managing EU Compliance: ProductIP, Manual Work, and Alternatives

by Renaud Anjoran on 14 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

If you have read our previous article (New EU Product Compliance Requirements [2023 version]), you may be wondering, ‘how can we manage all those compliance requirements?’ We have prepared a short list of alternatives that may make sense for you. We included our (friendly) competitors. After all, we are working toward the same goal – […]

New EU Product Compliance Requirements [2023 version]

by Renaud Anjoran on 7 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

Do you sell consumer products in the European Union? The EU Commission has been hard at work on a number of new regulations & directives that are raising the bar when it comes to making a product compliant. Safety is still a key concern, but you will also have to pay attention to sustainability, in […]

5 Tips for Developing Customized Software To Support Your Factorys Processes

5 Tips for Developing Customized Software To Support Your Factory’s Processes

by Renaud Anjoran on 7 Jan 2021 | 0 Comments

Let’s say you haven’t found any software packages that will support your factory’s operations in the way you need. You want to work on a highly/fully customized set of designs and logics. And yet, you have heard of 5- and 6-figure IT projects that led nowhere, and you want to avoid the same mistakes.

In our ‘
8 Rules for Successful Software Implementation and Process Changes‘, we wrote rule 6 as follows:
“avoid heavy customization if possible”. That’s generally the advice I give our customers.

However, if you really want to go down that route, here are our 5 tips for developing customized software.

5 Examples of Quality Control Data Analytics that Save Costs

by Renaud Anjoran on 17 Nov 2020 | 0 Comments

Online retailers have had to become masters at data analytics. They have an ocean of data and can make experiments & get feedback quickly. They keep iterating on how to get visitors to shop more and come back more often.

At the other extreme, many manufacturing and purchasing organizations still live in the pre-digital world. They “touch” many data that are, unfortunately, not collected in a database for analysis. 

That’s a pity. Using relatively simple statistical tools can provide many actionable ideas for cutting defect rates, supplier risks, and operational costs. Machine learning should come much later.

How To Plan Arrange Product QC During Production_

How To Plan & Arrange Product QC During Production?

by Renaud Anjoran on 25 Feb 2020 | 0 Comments

Most manufacturers have understood that placing inspectors at the end of the line is not the right way (or, at least, not sufficient) to manage quality. The key is to improve processes and to catch issues as close to their source as possible.

But, in practice, when it comes to checking quality during the manufacturing process, what are the most common options? And how to schedule them based on work orders issued by the factory’s planning system?

Is Software Alone Enough To Considerably Improve Product Quality?

by Renaud Anjoran on 9 Dec 2019 | 0 Comments

We have now been equipping customers with our software, SynControl, for more than 4 years, and they sign up in order to enjoy specific benefits. 

Based on our experience, let’s look at whether quality inspection software can markedly improve quality on its own in this post…

The 3 Levels of Corrective Action Plans (CAP)

The 3 Levels of Corrective Action Plans (CAP)

by Renaud Anjoran on 29 Oct 2019 | 0 Comments

How to drive improvements in your company, and in your suppliers’ factories? A very common approach is to request a CAP (Corrective Action Plan) when a problem comes up.
However, issuing a one-size-fits-all CAP for each issue makes little sense. There are actually 3 complexities of problems. Let’s explore each and a relevant plan of action here…

8 Rules for Successful Software Implementation and Process Changes

by Renaud Anjoran on 16 Oct 2019 | 0 Comments
By now, the team at SynControl has helped tens of companies improve their QA/QC processes by implementing our quality inspection software. And I thought I would write about a few lessons we have learned along the way.  I’ve condensed our best practices into 8 ‘rules’ for manufacturers and buyers to follow when performing new software implementation and process changes.