The achievement of the IATF 16949: 2016 certification of the Quality Management System of Specialinsert - primary industrial reality specialized in the production and marketing of fastening systems - in the design and production of products and components for mechanical fastening is a further goal and positions Specialinsert on the market as a partner of excellence for the automotive industry.
The new IATF 16949: 2016 standard, a revision of the technical specification ISO / TS 16949:2009, regulates some practices that have become customary in the automotive supply chain, making compliance with Customer Specific Requirements mandatory, but not only. The innovations mainly concern the management of business risk and suppliers throughout the supply chain, with parameters much more stringent than in the past. It also provides guidelines on how to implement in case of absence of CSR and focuses on the processes for the reduction of waste in the supply and the traceability of final products, to ensure maximum safety in order to ensure a higher satisfaction of the end customer.
"We are very proud of this result that demonstrates the commitment of Specialinsert in pursuing an approach based on the flows analysis, in order to minimize lead-time, eliminating everything that does not represent value for the customer" states Cinzia Arduini, Specialinsert's CEO, who continues: "In this sense, the logic of business continuity assumes, for us, a new declination that contemplates not only the production aspect, but the entire company structure. This management allows us to identify the areas in which to intervene to boost a virtuous cycle in which quality increases exponentially and waste and non-compliance are drastically reduced - thanks to the systematic application of the process approach, which incorporates the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle and Risk-based thinking- encouraging the effectiveness and reliability that distinguish us from our customers."
The adaptation of Specialinsert to the new standards took place through a system audit, according to the VDA 6 standard, which made it possible to identify areas for improvement and to define a plan for the redevelopment of company procedures and systems, in compliance with the requirements of the IATF 16949: 2016. In line with the new processes, Specialinsert has also defined a Plan 4.0, which envisages significant investments for the purchase of CNC machines and the introduction of state-of-the-art equipment for a 100% quality control of the products. In the Specialinsert factory of the future, Research & Development, Purchasing, Production, Quality and Logistics work together, in close contact.
The offices for product engineering are within the production departments, so that the experts in manufacturing and industrialization can interact from the early stages with three main objectives: reduce costs, increase quality and reduce time to market.
Cinzia Arduini, Specialinsert’s CEO concludes: “Specialinsert, always projected towards the future, is committed on a daily basis to understand and facing the challenges of the new Industrial Revolution, with an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovative approach, characterized by resilience and creativity, thanks to which it interprets the signals of the market, remaining always prepared to changes and experimentation.”