Certification vs. Verification
What is the cost of Verification?
The answer is a very small number with a “$” in front of it. The cost of non-verification is a large number with a “$” in front plus the possibility of an industry alert.
“Trust but Verify”
This was the signature phrase of U.S. President Ronald Regan in the 1980s when discussing U.S. & Soviet relations. It’s a phrase that has trickled down (pun intended) into the manufacturing quality assurance world – with good reason. Consider, for instance, the recent discovery of falsified material certifications from Kobe Steel, which have penetrated the Aerospace, Automotive and many other major markets. As a result, companies have had to recall numerous products, costing millions not only in material replacements, but also in investigations into root cause, corrective action initiatives.
Surprises are great for birthdays – not for business
At RampTech Engineering, we recommend all OEMs implement a Raw Material Over-Check Program – utilizing X-Ray Fluorescent Technology to quickly analyze and verify that purchased material in inventory matches its Mil-Cert. It is the fastest and easiest way to eliminate surprises down the road. A simple solution to a complex problem.
Implementing new processes and programs can seem daunting. At RampTech, we tailor make Material Over-Check Programs to fit your needs and budget – allowing manufacturers to focus on what they do best.
What is the value of verification?
Peace of Mind; Risk Mitigation; Reputation; Cost Avoidance; Customer Relationships; Mission Success.
Contact RampTech today and find out how easy it is to impliment a full service material over-check program.