China facility matches quality and processes of North American headquarters
Eratech Inc, a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced electronic controls and control systems for major multinational companies, announced today that Etratech Asia-Pacific has been named the Best 5-S® Company by SGS in its 5-S Company Competition. Etratech Asia-Pacific is wholly owned and operated by Etratech Inc., and specializes in the turnkey design and manufacture of high-volume electronic controls and control systems for many international OEMs.
5-S, or “just in time manufacturing,” is the first step towards Total Quality Management (TQM), according to SGS. The term 5-S stands for “Structurize, Systematize, Sanitize, Standardize and Self-Discipline.” Implementing 5-S practices yields more efficient processes and paves the pathway for higher quality outputs. It is founded on the principle that a well-organized workplace yields a safer, more efficient, and more productive system overall, and it is the basis for other lean processes and practices including Six Sigma, Kaizen and Kanban.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. In this, the first SGS 5-S Company Competition, 58 companies participated; Etratech Asia-Pacific was one of nine winners.
“Etratech Asia-Pacific offers unparalleled quality in both process and product,” says Etratech CEO Michael Desnoyers. “We hold our China facilities to the same high standards as our North American facilities, which are both ISO and TS certified. This award from SGS, a respected, global organization, is a testament to the fact that we maintain those stringent standards across all our facilities.”