Choosing a Trustworthy Supplier

A company is very fortunate when its supply chain consists of good, trustworthy suppliers.

On-time delivery of high-quality, reliable products at reasonable prices helps ensure smooth operations, generate high productivity, and helps the company's own products succeed with their customers.

Companies that select their thin film suppliers on the basis of cheap deals shouldn't be surprised when those suppliers have quality or delivery issues. Most companies know quality and delivery metrics are important but seldom measure how well a supplier actually meets them. But partnering with a good, trustworthy, supplier likeUltraSource (USI) can provide your business with many important benefits:

  • Lower waste and rework
  • Improved on-time deliveries
  • Increased yields and productivity
  • Faster time to market
  • Lower total cost for doing business

At UltraSource, we think there are 10 great management tools that we use to help us be a good, trustworthy thin film supplier:

  1. Continuous Improvement
  2. Employee Training and Certification
  3. On-Time Delivery Infrastructure
  4. ITAR Registration
  5. Change Controls & Certification
  6. Contract & Quality Review
  7. Statistical Process Controls in Manufacturing
  8. AS9100 Quality Management System
  9. Risk Management Processes
  10. UltraFAST Program

Selecting suppliers is undoubtedly one of the most challenging tasks that companies undertake and now is a great time for you to assess your thin film supplier relationships. To help you assess us, we will use the rest of the 2016 newsletters to explain how we use each of the management tools listed above to assist us in producing high-quality, reasonably priced, reliable thin film products that ship on-time.

To learn more, contact us at:  (800) 742-9410 or visit our website

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