THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR MANY SUPPLIERS; BUT NOT FOR ALL OF THEM

By Giuseppe Toscano – Italian version published on INDUSTRIACOMO N. 8 January 2016

Since quite some time we hear saying that “we are out of the crisis”. And it’s clear that quite some indicators, as well as the sentiment of many of us, seems to confirm this statement.

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Increase the line productivity Increase the line productivity from 12000 to 17000+ pcs per week with no investment?  It’s possible!  Here is how I managed to do it. by G. Toscano - Q4M General Manager In 2007 my company had a major problem: an important customer, for whom we were sole source, was getting very nervous:... Read more
Recovery efficiency The Italian version has been published on "HR on Line N. 12 - June 2009" by Giuseppe Toscano The present time, in which the crisis is starting to slow down and positive signs can be seen, more and more often calls us to take important decisions for our companies. It is very clear that the... Read more
The Automotive market A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR MANY SUPPLIERS; BUT NOT FOR ALL OF THEM By Giuseppe Toscano – Italian version published on INDUSTRIACOMO N. 8 January 2016 Since quite some time we hear saying that “we are out of the crisis”. And it’s clear that quite some indicators, as well as the sentiment of many of... Read more

Quality Competence

Q4M Quality CompetenceThe Total Quality is first of all the result of a Cultural approach, without which the effectiveness of any methodology is significantly depowered.


Even the best techniques, if implemented in a Non Quality Oriented environment, will never reach their best achievable results, in terms of both effectiveness and durability.  

The company typology is never a constrain: properly adopted, the same operative methodology is applicable to service or manufacturing companies; to small, medium or large companies. And Q4M is always able to operates close to the Customer, granting a significant added value everywhere in the world.


The methodologies according to which the cooperation will be implemented may largely vary and be fully customized,  based upon the customer’s conditions and objectives.  

a)     Quality System:                                                       
- Quality System development
- Supporto to ISO9000 / TS 16494 certification
- Internal Quality Audit
- Operational procedures development / reviewing
- Quality Improvement projects   

b)    Supply chain Management:                                                       
- Suppliers selection and evaluation
- Suppliers perfomance measurement system development
- Supplier Quality Audit
- Supplier development/improvement projects

c)   Process optimization                           
- Process re-engineering
- Process control (SPC)
- Process improvement projects (6 sigma)
- Lean manufacturing (Kaizen)