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Prepared By : Alex Choi Date : Oct 17, 2008 Current quality assurance practices in Hong Kong
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About the speaker Alex Choi MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Warwick University UK Work for the electronics manufacturing industry in Hong Kong and China over 20 years in various areas including industrial engineering, QA, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and management position. Currently holds the General Manager position of VTech Communications Limited. Prior to joining the Company, Alex Choi worked in various electronic manufacturing services companies in Hong Kong and have extensive China factory management experience. email : [email protected] company website : www.vtechcms.com
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China as the World Factory ? Product manufactured in China   Typical product types    Brands, Players   High end  Industrial, Medical, Automotive,    GE, Siemens,  e.g. X-Ray machine, CT scanner,      General Motors, Car   Toyota, Nissan,        Benz     Medium  PC, HDD   Dell, Seagate   Low End Telecommunications system    HuaWei, 3Com,  Cell phone system, phone set,   e.g.   ZTE, PuTian, toys, consumer products, simple    McDonald, Mattel,   mechanical assemblies   Hasbro   Product Complexity
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China export amount by categories & $ / H L M “U±± 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 1980 1985 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 US$100M Source: ±±±±±±±±± ¸ 3
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Traditionally, western people believe China products are cheap, copies, and low tech… To some extent, it is not totally wrong ! China manufacturers (including investors from HK and Taiwan…) are able to manufacture at very low cost, with average to good quality products. Product selling cost & margin down trend has drawn the attention to good product quality and higher manufacturing yield -> QUALITY of product itself and manufacturing processes Problems associated with these massive product manufactured
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… quality is everything, quality is king…?! Not only that ! Be practical, the product liability never ends. ... More and more massive product recall, heavy fine. ..... Mentality changed over the past decades. Before was : Buy and sell relationship, Inspected, accepted, then shipped Product corresponding liability ends ! Not any more. ..... Some examples : Why quality is important ?
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Union Carbide Case History Thursday, 02 February 2006 In November of 1999, several victims of the 1984 Union Carbide gas plant disaster at Bhopal, India, filed suit against Union Carbide and its former CEO, Warren Anderson, in federal court in New York. The leak of poisonous gas from the Bhopal pesticide plant killed over 5,000 people immediately, and injured many thousands more. Union Carbide's actions violated international human rights law, environmental law, and international
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