Nowak Machined Products is an industry leader in speed to market. Our ability to design and build workholding tooling in-house means we are able to get new jobs running quicker than our competitors. This flexibility means OEMs aren’t facing delays of new product releases because of lack of parts. The key to these successes is the upfront customer interfacing, understanding their needs, and then executing precisely what we’ve promised to the customer.
Our process is the same across all industries and customers we serve. We utilize the APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning) process in accordance with IATF:16949 throughout every product launch, from start to finish. Regardless of the size or industry of our customer, we follow the same structured planning process to ensure a successful production launch for every part we machine. Quality, cost, and timing are not only keys to success for our customer, but for us as well. We put in the extra work and time upfront to make sure we’re meeting our customer’s specifications, not only at the start of a project but throughout its entire lifetime. By doing this we are not only ensuring the quality of our product, but we are also saving both time and money in the long run.
Our process begins at the quoting stage, where we determine whether or not this is a part we’re capable of machining and what the cost would be to do so. There, we suggest cost-effective changes to the design of the part. If necessary, we will utilize our supply chain network to obtain quotes on raw materials and/or outside processes to include in our final quote to our customer. Once a customer has accepted our quote and issued us a PO, we begin our APQP process. The APQP process is a collaborative effort made up of our Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, and Scheduling departments. We start by creating timelines for each project and delegating responsibilities to each department. This provides an open door for each department to provide input and suggestions for an effective product launch.