APS Plastics & Manufacturing Blog

APS Plastics is in Conformance with the Requirements Set Forth by ISO 9001:2015

APS Plastics has been assessed by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. and found to be in conformance with the requirements set forth by ISO 9001:2015 effective 25 June 2018.

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Checklist of Items Needed to Quote a Part

When it comes to reducing lead times, transparency and open communication are the keys to success. It’s important to identify all of your needs upfront to your vendor/supplier for the fastest and best results.

Topics: Communication Setting Expectations Precision Machining Solutions Machining Plastics Supplier Relationship Best Practices Reduce Lead Time checklist of items needed to quote a part requesting a quote

Innovation on The Job Floor

In today’s manufacturing world, it’s important that we not only embrace industry 4.0 and manufacturing 4.0, but that we also put a heavy focus on worker 4.0: to create the industrial worker for the new manufacturing revolution… bringing the human to the center of the creative process.

Topics: Precision Machining Solutions technology manufacturing 4.0 Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing manufacturing innovation time savings

Capabilities of The B0205-III Tsugami Swiss Machine

TSUGAMI B0205-III
CNC PRECISION AUTOMATIC LATHE

APS Plastics & Manufacturing (APS) recently invested in new equipment and powerful software to drive it - the B0205-III Tsugami Swiss Machine and ESPRIT CAD/CAM software - which resulted in dramatic improvements in production, including:

Topics: Precision Machining Solutions Machining Plastics technology manufacturing 4.0 Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing manufacturing

How to Create a Supplier Base That Works Hard to Solve Your Problems

Download our guide on “How to Create a Supplier Base That Works Hard to Solve Your Problems” 

Supplier relationship management can be challenging. Rest assured that with the right approach and strategy you can cultivate them into a proactive partner who sees your success as his own.

Topics: Supplier Communication Precision Machining Solutions Supplier Relationship Best Practices

Checklist of Items to Communicate to Your Supplier to Reduce Lead Time

In an ideal world, the mission critical parts you need from your machine shop supplier would be at your receiving dock with the wave of a magic wand.  We don’t live in the magic world (yet). However, there are some things you can do to get the critical parts you need as soon as possible. This involves setting up your machine shop supplier for success, so they can help you meet your scheduled goals.

Topics: Communication Evaluating a Supplier Setting Expectations Precision Machining Solutions Machining Plastics Supplier Relationship Best Practices Reduce Lead Time On-time Delivery

Improve Your Supplier Relationship Management

Industrial procurement professionals have a tough job!

There are multiple internal stakeholders to please, deadlines to meet, costs to reduce, quality expectations to satisfy...and the list goes on. It is a job that seemingly never ends.

Topics: Supplier Communication Precision Machining Solutions Supplier Relationship Best Practices

APS Offering Complimentary Needs Analysis

APS Plastics & Manufacturing is offering “Complimentary Needs Analysisto help evaluate your machined parts supply chain and current suppliers, by identifying areas for improvement in:

Topics: Precision Machining Solutions Machining Plastics Supplier Relationship Best Practices

Internal ISO Audit Completed

APS Plastics & Manufacturing has successfully completed its ISO audit in December 2016.

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