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East European NB for MD - How are they when compared with Western NB's?

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w_grunfeld

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Has anyone had experience with east European NB for MD? How do they compare with western NB's in service/response time , costs?
 
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Ronen E

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Re: East European NB

Are all western European NB the same, in terms of service, response time and cost?...:lol:

:nope:
 
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MIREGMGR

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No experience here.

Back when we first started up our current quality approach, we asked our most important customers who they regarded as the most rigorous, and went with that company. Cost was not considered.
 

sagai

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There are differences in price wise of course, but the things I would mention is the focus point and mindset difference rather than the cost/response etc. .

Let me share my comparison in brief. It is really the things I have experienced, it does not necessary represent the truth, it is personal opinion.
I think the majority of the NBs present in eastern Europe are heavily influenced by a german kind of attitude. Not only because they are german-austrian headquartered, but also because of the people are actually working within that region are mostly grown up in a german kind of educational system.
I am not saying it is good or bad, but the focus point are mostly on the administrative details, preciseness, heavy sampling and there is a kind of expectation to apply constantly control measures rather than to involve and admit common sense. I hope no one will feel humiliated, that's my personal impression, that's all.
On the other hand in the UK, NBs are mostly look into general conformity measures and looking to companies and products as a whole whilst making their judgment.

It is different probably because of the cultural determination.

Cheers!
 
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Ron Boumans

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From my working experience I see great differences in quality between Notified Bodies. But those differences are not geographically linked. Selecting a Notified Body is not easy. I sometimes feel sorry for the managers who are in that process.
However, I see two key criteria:
1. Does the Notified Body have the right expertise?
2. Is the Notified Body critically enough, without trying to change the companies culture too much?

That last criterium is thin line. If you have to change too much you may loose the experience you build up over the years and that is stored in the heads of your workers. If your Notified Body is not critical enough you may leave some structural faults in your organization / product.
 
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