Our global consortiums and joint ventures operate with the most advanced manufacturing technologies and processes, delivering finished products that meet requirements for optimum quality and cost effectiveness with manufacturing effectiveness in Asia, Costa Rica and Mexico. Gateway International 360 manufacturing facilities and those of our joint ventures have received many certifications and regulatory compliance approvals, including:
- C136 Series ANSI/NEMA
- ISO 9001, 2008
- ISO 13485, 2003
- ITAR registered
- Raw Material Control
- ISO 14001
- TS 169949
- CTPAT, PPAP, SPC, MSA, FEMA, Etc. 2010
- Certification by UL / CSA / TUV
It is important that Gateway International 360 manufacturing management and planning management work closely together to ensure that production lines are effectively planned, and resources are optimized. ... Eliminating nonvalue adding activities within the manufacturing process will increase efficiency and ultimately increase cost reduction to our OEM, Distributors and Representative Agencies.
Increasing manufacturing effectiveness and flexibility our Key Join Ventures in Asia, Costa Rica, Mexico and USA is a key component to improving market responsiveness and improving the company’s competitive advantage for our IP products to the Markets. It is important manufacturing processes are flexible and that manufacturing produces products that are demanded by the customer, whether these components have been forecast or not and put into GWI inventories.
Manufacturing must be able to quickly manufacture different products at the same time and be able to change the product mix efficiently. Regular reviews of customer demand versus forecast demand and monitoring stock levels, will help control cost, ensuring manufacturing are building goods required to meet customer demand. It is important that production planning monitor changes in customer demand and that the production plan reflects market requirements.
In the current marketplace long production runs are not effective, as these limit; flexibility, reduce customer service, increase customer back log, increase stock holding and are a drain on the company’s cash flow.
It is important that production lines are optimally planned to ensure that flexibility does not drive unnecessary cost into the business and reduce profitability. There is not one optimally flexible manufacturing plan but there can be many flexible alternative scenarios that will allow the business to efficiently meet the demands of the market. It is important that manufacturing management and planning management work closely together to ensure that production lines are effectively planned and resources are optimized.
GWI manufacturing management “TEAM” invoking the concept of lean manufacturing will challenge existing processes and eliminate non-value adding activities. Manufacturing management in pursuit of lean manufacturing will continue to challenge existing processes and will challenge employees to continue to reduce and eliminate nonvalue adding activities. Employees should be encouraged and challenged to think of new ways to improve. Continuous improvement must become embedded into the company’s culture and part of normal business activities for the company to remain competitive. Employees must feel enabled and empowered to influence the timely delivery and quality of goods they produce.
Effective manufacturing management and quality assurance focuses on each step of the manufacturing process to determine whether it is something the customer is willing to pay for. Waste at all levels must be monitored, examined, and eliminated where necessary. Effective and efficient manufacturing management will lead the; reduction of inventory, elimination of over production and over processing caused by poor manufacturing cell design, reduce process waiting time and unnecessary material movements. Eliminating nonvalue adding activities within the manufacturing process will increase efficiency and ultimately increase production to drive our product cost down to our customer.