FMEA and More: ESI Makes Quality Assurance Double Sure

With monthly report cards from customers to prove it.

Month after month, we deliver millions of parts to all kinds of industries. We meet drop-dead deadlines for customers who measure inventory in hours, not days or weeks. Usually, we’re fulfilling these orders with safety-critical parts, everywhere from automotive to aerospace technology.

How do we do it?

inspection-proof✓  Better planning. We use sophisticated computer systems for Materials Requirement Planning.

✓  Better processes, far beyond the typical job shop. We apply a disciplined Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) approach, based on the tough demands of the automotive industry. We use Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to design out potential failures and dual source netting to ensure processes are stable before we launch them full-scale.

✓  Better technology. We design and build application-specific technologies that can inspect 100% of the parts we manufacture and assemble. Then we bar code all products to speed them efficiently to customers. Ultimately, of course, it’s the skills of our people, including Six Sigma Black Belt Trained QA personnel, that deliver on The ESI Standard.

Ask to see our monthly report cards from customers. They’re the best proof that ESI Quality Assurance is more than a set of checkpoints—it’s a comprehensive approach to every job.

Our Quality Policy:

Engineering Specialties, Inc. is committed to meeting customer requirements and increasing customer satisfaction through continual improvement of its processes, products, services, and the quality management system.

ESI’s IATF 16949:2016 Certification gives you a good baseline for our capabilities, whether you seek design ideas, precision metal stamping or complex assembly.

quality assuranceBut we also have our own criteria for quality: The ESI Standard.

It derives from our long history producing safety-critical parts for automotive customers. They demand a disciplined PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) approach to ensure strict compliance to their requirements.

It includes Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), a ten-step team approach that helps pinpoint and design out potential failures. It’s an action plan for the most direct solutions, minimizing cost and reducing time and labor. FMEA can eliminate 85% of problems before they happen.

We incorporate proven processes, such as APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), to ensure production processes are stable before we launch them full-scale.  Rigorous inspection—through both high technology and the Six Sigma Black Belt Trained QA personnel in our Quality Lab—enables us to produce millions of parts with negligible defect rates. To ensure the highest quality for our customers’ components, ESI also offers the latest technology in vision inspection equipment — including a new Magellan CNC visual measuring system with multi-point video edge detection and resolution up to .0005mm/.00002″. 

We plan ahead to keep the promise of on-time delivery. Through highly refined computer systems for Materials Requirement Planning, tailored for each project, we’re able to get a head start on ship-to-stock success.

Our customers judge our work with monthly report cards. We’re happy to share them with you—just ask. Ultimately, you set The ESI Standard.

QA Capabilities:

  • IATF 16949:2016 Certified
  • Lean Manufacturing Techniques
  • Latest in Fully Calibrated Inspection Equipment
  • Latest in SPC and Gage R&R Software
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Trained QA Personnel
  • Manufacturing Capabilities in Low-Cost Countries
  • Full PPAP Documentation as Required
  • All Finished Goods Bar Coded