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Typically yes. Can you explain why FIFO would not benefit you? YHou're going to have to be able to show that the parts are not age sensitive. Maybe all your projects are less than a year and then all parts are used up. No FIFO will be a difficult arguement to gain acceptance of.1. FIFO as in regards to revision control. We currently do not use FIFO in our incoming inventory. Parts from suppliers are often mixed (castings, etc). Is this going to be a problem?
R&D is tyically not highly structured. To some degree neither is design. But both have some basic 'sequences' they go thru. As far as I understand it R&D can be excluded from the registration scope which woiuld solve your problem.2. APQP and R&D. I want to write my procedure such that R&D is a "black box" and is not subject to APQP until we decide to actually manufacture the product. Problem with this idea?
You have to decide what should be certified and what should not. If every company certified every assembler, every operator and every machinist - well, things would be more expensive. For some asides info see: Elsmar.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000259.html and Elsmar.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000188.html and Elsmar.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000110.html and http://Elsmar.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000063.html3. Operator certification. I interprete QS to say that machinist, operators, assemblers, etc., should be certified to handle the product. Yes/No? Best way to comply with existing workforce?
I'll let someone else attach this one.4. Now the really difficult one: Order entry. Our order entry is EDI. The customer sends it into the system directly. Currently no human review. They create the due date. Sometimes, we can't hit their required date and have to change it. Would this be missing the ship date? What if we get customer approval? Example: Original customer date is 3/15/00 - we change the date to 4/1/00 and notify the customer. If it ships on 4/1/00 did we hit the date? Or is it still counted as late since we didn't hit the original due date of 3/15/00?
Of course, if you're looking for a consultant, you want me !!Last question: Does anyone have a "rule of thumb" number for QS consulting? If I want to get some consulting help, what is a rough, ball park number, to plug into the budget? $x per day, per hour, etc.?
I generally charge between US$600 to US$1250 a day. Depends upon the contract and such. You want me to stop in for a day it's gonna be near US$1250. You have a project, 650 to 850 a day. I'm open to negotiation.
Other consultants are welcomed to reply in this thread with their 'typical' fees, by the way.