Automotive Quality Support in Michigan and Beyond

Successful leaders of the day to day operations in Manufacturing must have a defined and effective strategy for managing disruptive events. As the Operations Manager of a Fortune 100 Manufacturer’s Tier 1 Assembly Plant, blu perspective CEO, Corbin Collet saw a significant gap in the marketplace between the resources he had available, internally and externally, and the professional solutions needed to develop a solid strategy without over taxing staff or failing to maintain my Corporate Metrics.

With drive for innovation and continuous improvement blu created a closed-loop communication chain from vendor base to final assembly that utilized trustworthy protocol operated by a team of industry trained professionals that can be called on only when needed. This system has now been perfected and multiplied and made available to Michigan Manufacturers through blu perspective’s skilled Service teams and proprietary certified Field Quality systems.

Many Managers make a critical mistake by looking only at components of the problem and specific price lines and thusly use fractured service providers or a mix of internal and external resources to try to solve the problem of unplanned events and they try to manage the events themselves. Thusly, they are only looking at hourly rates and piece cost structures based on their experience of managing problems themselves and using multiple, stop gap, solutions. But, what blu understands today is that they need to look at their process for unplanned events as they look at generators for their power back up plan. If they are only looking at the piece price or rates; they are missing the opportunity to be truly prepared for these events that while unplanned, are a reality for all manufacturers. You must have an effective and prepared solution ahead of time.

Message blu Service Teams directly and we’ll discuss your particular situation and resources and how blu might serve you not just better, but differently.

 

blu perspective quality support for manufacturers

One of These Things is Not Like the Other…

One of these things is not like the other...

One of these things is not like the other…

blu perspective provides manufacturers with flexible teams to manage non-core production needs and special customer requirements, including when the Quality Alarm goes off at a Tier 1 Automotive Component Supply Plant. 

Fast, Accurate, and Professional response is needed.  blu perspective is a company born of that culture, who knows exactly what needs to happen to contain and correct the issue, with as little disruption as possible to the Manufacturing floor.

We work with companies such as Whirlpool, Ford, and Johnson Controls to provide a single source accountability partner to solve their quality problems.

On the other side of that response is the potential for a ‘black hole’ of Sorting Costs unplanned for and hammering your Budget.  blu perspective proactively works with clients on both ends of a quality event to both contain the problem and your manage your cost exposure to resolve it.

Contact the blu Quality Response Team in Zeeland, MI, USA, when your quality alarm goes off.  Call us right away at (888) 616-1548 we’re ready even when you’re not!

blu perspective
7900 Logistic Drive
Zeeland, MI 49423
sort@bluperspective.com

Seamless Sorting Integration

Plant Managers need not tolerate having their finely tuned facilities disrupted by unprofessional Sorting and Containment Solutions:

http://youtu.be/V7ADidMOYUQ

blu perspective stands out in the Sea of Sameness that is Sorting and Containment providers.  blu management “Gets It”!  They understand what drives a facility Manager crazy when they have Quality problems in a plant. blu perspective has designed their Services and Support to integrate seamlessly within lean optimized facilities.  Trust blu, it’s refreshing, it’s proven, and it’s predictable.

When your “Quality Alarm!” goes off, call on blu perspective right away and avoid the ‘Black Hole of Sorting and Containment’.

www.bluperspective.com

www.bluperspective.com

7900 Logistic Drive, Ste D
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
(888)616-1548
sort@bluperspective.com

Stop Disrupting Your Plant with Poor Quality Sorting!

When the Quality Alarm goes off at a Tier 1 Automotive Plant, it’s no joke.  Fast, Accurate, and Professional response are needed.  blu perspective is a company born of that culture (founded by a former Fortune 100 Company Plant Operations Manager). They know exactly what needs to happen to contain and correct the issue, with as little disruption as possible to the Manufacturing floor.

But, on the other side of that fast response,  whether unplanned or potentially hammering your Budget, is the potential for a ‘black hole’ of Sorting Costs.  blu perspective proactively works with clients on both ends of a quality event to contain both the problem and your cost exposure.  One JCI Quality Manager recently said that, “blu perspective is the only Sorting Company who has ever come to me and proactively worked with us to get a project off containment.”

National Leader in 3rd Party Quality Support ServicesNational Leader in 3rd Party Quality Support Services, that’s the difference that allows blu perspective to stand out in the Sea of Sameness that is Sorting and Containment providers!  blu management “Gets It”!  They understand what really drives you crazy when you have Quality problems in your plant. blu has designed their Services and Support to integrate seamlessly within your facility. blu helps you contain the problem quickly, and proactively work with you to get off containment, in a profit saving time frame.  Trust blu, it’s refreshing, it’s proven, and it’s predictable.

If you’re a Plant Manager and your “Quality Alarm!” goes off, call on blu perspective right away to avoid the ‘Black Hole of Sorting and Containment’.

blu perspective

7900 Logistic Drive, Ste D
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Phone: (888)616-1548
Email: sort@bluperspective.com

Stop Throwing your Budget into a Black Hole of Sorting and Containment!

Tier 1 Supplier Plant Manager, “I’m sick and tired of throwing my Budget out of whack, in a black hole of Sorting and Containment costs, every time we have a Quality concern!”  And who could argue with him?  Have you ever felt this way?

Tier 1 Supplier Quality Manager in west Michigan, blu perspective is the ONLY Quality Support company that has ever come to me proactively and asked to work together to get a part off Containment!”  Would you like to have Quality Support like that?  Of course, who wouldn’t?

Better Sorting and Containment Vendor

What’s the difference that allows blu perspective to stand out in the Sea of Sameness that are Sorting and Containment providers?  blu’s founder used to be that Plant Manager, he gets it!  He understands what really drives you crazy when you have Quality problems in your plant and has designed the Service and Customer Support of blu to work seamlessly within your facility. blu perspective helps contain the problem quickly, and proactively works with you, to get off containment in a reasonable time frame and for a reasonable cost. Trust blu, it’s refreshing, it’s proven, and it’s predictable.

If you’re a Quality Manager and your “Oh Crap, Alarm!” goes off, call on blu perspective right away and stay out of the ‘Black Hole of Sorting and Containment’.

 

blu perspective

7900 Logistic Drive, Ste D
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Phone: (847)515-9224
Email: sort@bluperspective.com

Managed, Flexible, Quality Support for Tier 1 Supply Chain

Having come from the Tier 1 Supplier world ourselves, blu perspective has a firm understanding of the challenges of managing a diverse supplier and a customer base within the Automotive Supply Chain as well.  And when something goes wrong from a ‘Quality’ perspective in that Supply Chain, as a Quality Manager, you don’t have a moment to spare.

blu perspective Quality Support for Automotive Glass

blu perspective has the specialized knowledge needed to effectively support Automotive Glass Manufacturing

blu has an extensive network of Field Quality Engineers, stretching from Michigan and Ontario, south to the Carolinas and Alabama.  Eight additional FQE’s came on-line for blu just this month!  Did you know blu offered quality support services in Ontario?  Michigan? Ohio?  Kentucky?  Alabama?  Texas?

In the embedded video below, you’ll also hear about blu’s capacity to add Inventory and Supply Chain Support resources on a contract basis, serving your interests alone, but on location, and without you having to add headcount or management headaches, and wherever you may be shipping to.  blu perspective’s extensive experience finding and managing a flexible, diverse, and geographically spread out workforce can make a tough spot much easier for a Quality Professional like you.  Sound good?  What the video to hear blu perspective Client Case Study #121 – Tier 1 Automotive Glass Manufacturer from West Michigan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOM1KNIt3hU

For immediate field support, contact blu perspective TODAY!

blu perspective

7900 Logistic Drive, Ste D
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
Phone: (888)616-1548
Email: sort@bluperspective.com

Supplier Quality Emergency!

Let’s say you’re the Quality Manager at a mid-sized Tier 2 Supplier Manufacturer in the Midwest and it’s now 8:30 pm on a Friday evening and your mobile phone starts blowing up with calls from a Supplier Quality Engineer at a Tier 1 Automotive Assembly Plant three hours away where your company is shipping parts by the thousand.  You’ve got a problem!  A REALLY inconvenient problem!

This happened to Mark a few weeks ago, on a Friday night no less, and he was loading up the car expecting to spend an unhappy night traveling and trouble shooting and probably sorting parts at that Tier 1 Plant.  Fortunately for Mark, the SQE there happened to have the “Bat Phone” number to save the night and probably the whole weekend.  He was referred to blu perspective, specifically Michelle at blu, who is the key coordinator for all emergency quality events at that Tier 1 facility.  Standing in his driveway, ready to run, he was able to connect with blu perspective, who had trained quality people already on site and get the whole mess under control with almost no stress and for a very minor investment in a 3rd Party Support option.

Long story short, the whole problem was understood, under control, being sorted through and good parts were flowing into production without issue before 11:00 pm.  And Mark was able to go to sleep in his own bed without a worry.

blu perspective Quality Response Technicians

blu perspective Field Quality Response Experts are on-site at your customer and ready to serve.

That’s what blu perspective does every “Friday night” for hundreds of Parts Suppliers literally all over the world who ship into the Manufacturing heart of the U.S. Midwest.  It’s highest level Field Quality Response, Quality issue Communication, Sorting and Containment, Re-work and Sequencing, all done for you quickly and easily by Quality Experts trained at the largest Tier 1 Suppliers in the world!

If you’re a Quality Manager and your “Oh, Crap, Alarm!” goes off, call on blu perspective right away.

blu perspective
7900 Logistic Drive, Ste D
Zeeland, Michigan, USA
(888)616-1548
sort@bluperspective.com

Further Expanding blu manufacturing space in Zeeland

Recently, blu perspective moved for expanded blu manufacturing opportunities adjacent to Inontime at 7900 Logistic Drive in Zeeland, MI:

blu manufacturing space is proving so successful in Zeeland that the Service Operations side of the company is expanded capacity to specially manage Holland/Zeeland area manufacturers incoming supplier Quality challenges.  With blu Space, all of those issues can be handled outside of the manufacturer’s own space, which is a huge benefit to any LEAN optimized manufacturing floor.

blu Space expanded and further specialized to meet customer needs.

blu Space expanded and further specialized to meet customer needs.

When a quality event occurs in the supply chain at a west Michigan Manufacturer, their Supplier Quality Engineers can redirect inbound parts to blu’s facility for Inspection and Sorting and Rework and Sequencing back into production as needed.  Unlike bringing traditional sorting or staffing companies into a highly efficient manufacturing space.  blu Space is a much cleaner and less disruptive alternative.

With today’s Lean Manufacturing standards and tight delivery schedules, there is simply no room in most manufacturing facilities for a Supplier Quality event to be contained and cleaned.  One of the keys to blu’s success in this area is their amazing response capability and whatever it takes attitude to resolve a situation like this for the manufacturer and to help the supplier maintain a good working relationship with their customer.  Quality events will occur; it’s the management of those events which will determine the success of the supplier/client relationship and the speed of solution which will determine the Cost of Quality.

For a tour of the new blu space in Zeeland, please contact Brian Brandon, President of blu perspective at 616-401-3836.

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New blu Space Already Expanding!

Due to better than expected demand from Tier 1 Vendors to the Zeeland, Michigan area Furniture Manufacturers, the newly opened blu Space on Logistic Drive in Zeeland has already grabbed another 3000 sq. ft. and added a dedicated Forklift Truck to help manage higher velocity.

Managed Workforce and Flexible Space

In blu Space, blu perspective is able to offer clients a flexible, managed, space and workforce right in Zeeland to Sort, Rework, Sequence and release into the Zeeland area Furniture manufacturers with great efficiency and an affordable expense to help suppliers manage an otherwise troublesome quality problem with some inbound parts.

End user Manufacturers have been very pleased with the speed, accuracy, and communication coming from blu space on these projects which is the best feedback both for blu perspective and the Suppliers shipping into Zeeland.

blu perspective has been able to hire additional workers for this space, which is an additional bonus for the Holland/Zeeland community already boasting the lowest unemployment in Michigan.

An additional, dedicated, Forklift has already been added for handling Furniture Supplier parts coming into Zeeland.

An additional, dedicated, Forklift has already been added for handling Furniture Supplier parts coming into Zeeland.

No doubt that blu perspective has hit a home run with blu Space in Zeeland!

If you would like to see the facility and meet the blu team, please contact Bob Rusticus.  Bob is a Supply Chain expert who would be pleased to show you how blu Space can help your company do business more easily on the Michigan West Coast.