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HOW IMPLEMENTING A GLOBAL
WORKMANSHIP STANDARD
CAN INCREASE ROI
IPC/WHMA A-620
ABOUT
IPC/WHMA A-620
Creates a common language between OEMs and
wire harness manufacturers
Internationally accepted workma...
BENEFITS
Workforce development and retention
Increase employee skills, involvement and pride in workmanship
Easier to do b...
With the cable and harness industry continuing
to grow, OEMs are not just looking for basic
material/component suppliers, ...
ALTEX USES A-620 TO:
Facilitate better partnerships with OEMs
Create an easy-to-follow rulebook for quality and consistenc...
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
With A-620, manufacturers can better achieve:
Consistent Build Rates:
Improvement in scheduling of job...
COMMON LANGUAGE
OF ACCEPTABILITY CRITERIA
With A-620, manufacturers can better achieve:
Understanding Between OEM and Manu...
BENEFITS TO ROI
Utilizing benchmark standards allows companies
to manage business more effectively
BENEFITS TO ROI
Enhance company infrastructure and resiliency
Identify continuous improvement opportunities
Invest in comp...
MARKETING &
SALES TOOL
An A-620 Certification:
Signifies legitimacy and value throughout the industry
Demonstrates commitm...
KEY TAKEAWAYS
IPC/WHMA A-620
Today’s OEMs are looking for true strategic manufacturing partners
A-620 is a powerful tool t...
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How Implementing a Global Workmanship Standard Increases ROI

Today’s OEMs are looking for true strategic manufacturing partners. The IPC/WHMA A-620 standard is a powerful tool that highlights and improves manufacturers’ capabilities, processes and business success.

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How Implementing a Global Workmanship Standard Increases ROI

  1. 1. HOW IMPLEMENTING A GLOBAL WORKMANSHIP STANDARD CAN INCREASE ROI IPC/WHMA A-620
  2. 2. ABOUT IPC/WHMA A-620 Creates a common language between OEMs and wire harness manufacturers Internationally accepted workmanship standard World class training and certification program Published in 12 languages
  3. 3. BENEFITS Workforce development and retention Increase employee skills, involvement and pride in workmanship Easier to do business (even with unique build specs) OEMs often list “build according to A-620 standards” in prints Quality management systems Shows commitment to quality processes Marketing/sales Instant credibility within the industry
  4. 4. With the cable and harness industry continuing to grow, OEMs are not just looking for basic material/component suppliers, they are searching for ‘Solution Providers.’ - Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association
  5. 5. ALTEX USES A-620 TO: Facilitate better partnerships with OEMs Create an easy-to-follow rulebook for quality and consistency Streamline processes for faster development and execution Secure long-term customers A-620 IN ACTION
  6. 6. PROCESS IMPROVEMENT With A-620, manufacturers can better achieve: Consistent Build Rates: Improvement in scheduling of jobs Improve productivity (and lower final cost) Consistent and Credible Results/Outputs: Minimize failures and ensure better quality product Easy recognition of “bad” product
  7. 7. COMMON LANGUAGE OF ACCEPTABILITY CRITERIA With A-620, manufacturers can better achieve: Understanding Between OEM and Manufacturer: Eliminate unnecessary returns by defining what’s acceptable Consensus on Testing Criteria: Confidence that assembly is built correctly the first time around
  8. 8. BENEFITS TO ROI Utilizing benchmark standards allows companies to manage business more effectively
  9. 9. BENEFITS TO ROI Enhance company infrastructure and resiliency Identify continuous improvement opportunities Invest in company’s most valuable resource: it’s people Achieve operational excellence Increase competitive advantage Reduce costs
  10. 10. MARKETING & SALES TOOL An A-620 Certification: Signifies legitimacy and value throughout the industry Demonstrates commitment to quality standards, workforce development and continuous improvement Increases customer satisfaction for long-term partnerships and referrals The most important things to any OEM customer are quality, delivery and price. With tools such as the A-620 standard to enhance quality, harness shop owners can improve upon delivery and cost. - Assembly Magazine
  11. 11. KEY TAKEAWAYS IPC/WHMA A-620 Today’s OEMs are looking for true strategic manufacturing partners A-620 is a powerful tool that highlights and improves manufacturers’ capabilities, processes and business success Earning this credential gets you immediate recognition and legitimacy throughout the industry Check out case studies, whitepapers and other content on industry best practices at altexwireandcable.com

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