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Commitment to quality by H V Wooding

As a customer-focused business operating in a highly competitive marketplace, we recognise the need for continuous improvement and innovative ideas. HV Wooding are delighted to be reaccredited to the ISO9001:2015 and 14001:2015. We have also implemented internal management systems, developing our own unique Buffer Management System to enhance manufacturing performance and delivery.

Improved scheduling
This revolutionary system improves every aspect of our manufacturing services, from operations to production control and sales. It enables us to schedule all manufacturing operations in line with priority loading systems and determines quickly what lead times we can offer customers.

 

Buffer Management System. In addition to ISO9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS18001, we have developed our own unique Buffer Management System to enhance manufacturing performance. JOSCAR, SMMT, F4N, CBM and British Safety Council

Live data capture
Buffer management, combined with our shop floor data capture system, gives us the ability to inform you, more or less immediately, precisely where your product is at any point during the manufacturing cycle.

Higher delivery standards
To help us achieve and maintain our outstanding delivery performance, we also use an innovative management practice called Theory of Constraints*. This enables us to pinpoint and eliminate any constraints that may adversely affect service levels.

Quality
Our state-of-the-art metrology department is equipped with advanced CNC co-ordinate measuring machines and computerised SPC equipment that enhance our ability to guarantee the highest quality products.  Adoption of modern manufacturing techniques, such as LEAN, FMEAs and PPAP helps us maintain sustainable improvement throughout our production and business processes and ensures consistent component quality.

Our policy of ongoing investment and diversification enables us to respond quickly and cost-effectively to customers’ changing needs and to continue to provide the type of quality components and customer service required in modern-day manufacturing.

In addition to ISO9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS18001, we have developed our own unique Buffer Management System to enhance manufacturing performance. JOSCAR, SMMT, F4N, CBM and British Safety Council

To ensure continuity of Quality products supplied by H V Wooding, there are several key stages that are addressed:

Enquiry

This is the first contact between the customer and H V Wooding, where the experienced Sales team evaluate the nature of the enquiry, against the manufacturing capabilities, compliance to the specifications called for, capacity restraints, short lead time and very competitive quote.

Contract review

On successful acceptance of a purchase order, the drawings, Purchase Order and all associated documentation are submitted into a 4-stage cross departmental review.

  1. Sales review

    Of the contract and all contractual obligations incumbent on H V Wooding.

  2. Technical review

    That all requirements of the drawing can be adhered, from material supply to manufacturing processes, to identify any additional tooling or special processes and propose as appropriate.

  3. Quality review

    1. Check drawing tolerances and specifications and confirm that these can be met and evaluated using current Inspection equipment, or source to respond to the requirements.
    2. Review all Quality related documentation for compliance – Purchase Order requirements, specifications, Supplier Quality manual, First off, PPAP, AQL and packaging details.
    3. Identify the need for Quality Schedules, Special Packing Method documentation and any other documentation that would assist compliance of product during production.
    4. Establish contact with the customer SQE to gain a greater understanding of the application of supplied parts and any previously raised quality related concerns in product of a similar nature.
  4. Production review

    Establish timings and scheduling in line with agreed delivery date.

Production integral quality

Once supplied material is available to the production teams and the scheduled commencement has been reached, a First off at each stage of the process is peer checked, then submitted to Quality Control for evaluation.

When the evaluated unit has passed the QC Inspection, batch production begins on that operation, subject to ISIR, PPAP, as required by the customer on new parts supplied and\or batch control according to AQL requirements, as specified.

 

Inspecting a ventilator component for the COVID pandemic. In addition to ISO9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS18001, we have developed our own unique Buffer Management System to enhance manufacturing performance. JOSCAR, SMMT, F4N, CBM and British Safety Council

Final inspection and despatch

After all operations have been completed the product is then submitted for Final Inspection by Quality Control and passed to Despatch for shipment. A Certificate of Conformity is a customer option at this point to supply with the goods, on despatch.

Despatch work to the Special Packing Method or standard process of evaluating packing requirement, to ensure receipt of conforming product at the customer facility.
All goods are packaged securely, and photographs taken, as parts are in their final shipment container and after the container is closed.

Feedback and continued improvement

After the goods are received by the customer, feedback is sought to help H V Wooding to grow our understanding of each individual customer expectations.
We can then better ascertain that which we are excelling at and improve on that which we are not, in our journey of continuing improvement, with the aim of surpassing customers’ expectations.

Accreditations & Memberships

In order to support the variety of activity and business sectors we have developed our own “Integrated Management System” which incorporates all of our ISO and OHSAS accreditations. This is further enhanced by individual customer audits and approvals. Our objective is to meet all customer demands through the use of flexible and dynamic production and quality systems.

Quote

It quickly became apparent that the team at HV Wooding were capable of really adding to the performance of the components we were developing.  They were not content with just providing what was initially required, they wanted to optimise both price and performance  

Glen Kirby, CERN

Quote

We are very pleased with the outcome of this new assembly, and the quality of the item you have delivered is excellent. I’m relieved that everything fits where it should, so it would seem the effort put into modelling it has really paid off.

What I was hoping to achieve was a reduction in component count, weight and cost and we have achieved all of these. Consolidation of 5 main parts and their related fasteners into this one item. Weight reduction from 13kg down to 6kg! I haven’t yet figured out the cost reduction, but it is also significant, particularly if we are able to take advantage of the volume pricing.

Ring Automotive Limited

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We are very pleased with the outcome of this new assembly, and the quality of the item you have delivered is excellent. It would seem the effort put into modelling it has really paid off. What I was hoping to achieve was a reduction in component count, weight and cost and we have achieved all of these. Consolidation of 5 main parts and their related fasteners into this one item. Weight reduction from 13kg down to 6kg! The cost reduction is also significant!

Ring Automotive

Our accreditations

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHAS 18001

Please note: Due to COVID restrictions placed on assessments, these certificates have been extended for 6 months (to 27 September 2021) – please see our Extension Letter.

Please click to see our certificates.

JOSCAR

The Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register for the aerospace, defence and security industries for pre-qualification and compliance.

CBM – Confederation of British Metalforming

As a member of the CBM, we get to share our best practice with the industry through conferences, seminars and market sector-based events. Being a member means you can feel confident in knowing you are using an approved Metalforming supplier.

SMMT – The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

As a member of the SMMT, we are an approved supplier of the automotive industry

Fit For Nuclear

We are members of Fit 4 Nuclear which is led by its industrial members, for the benefit of all in the UK supply chain. Members come from across the UK civil nuclear manufacturing supply chain, from major corporates to SMEs.

British Safety Council

As a member of British Safety Council we are committed to keeping people safe and healthy at work.