GPM has established a complete project management procedure, which ensures us to address potential issues, achieve our goals and to provide a foundation for successful project deliverable, on time and on budget.
Our project management process is executed through a series of organized phases:
In the initial phase of order placement, our sales team will acquire all the necessary information to proceed, for example, sample data, 2D/3D part drawings and any other technical requirements.
Once all technical data are acquired, they will be handed over to the engineering department. Our engineers will review and issue an Initial Assessment Report (IAR), which proposes our way to construct the tooling and our solutions to the potential problems of the parts. Then we will release the mold layout to reflect technical details of the tooling. Mold flow analysis will be conducted if needed.
Once the mold layout is approved by the customer, the task will be passed on to the project engineer and his manufacturing group. It will take the group several weeks to finish the tooling, depending on the tooling size and complexity, while the project engineer will be responsible for sending the customer weekly progress report and pictures every week. If there is any new issue occurred during the construction, our engineer will convey the information and discuss solutions with the customers immediately.
After the inspection and fitting of the mold, we will run the T1 mold trial and First Article Inspection (FAI). If the inspection of the parts goes on well, we will deliver the samples to the customer, together with the Initial Sample Inspection Report (ISIR) and Injection Molding Specification. Mold trial videos can also be provided if needed.
Once the samples are approved by the customer, the project goes into the final stage, where the mold will be cleaned and wrapped up for the mold shipment. If mold modification/ engineering changes are required, we will go through phase III and IV again until the tooling are fixed and ready for shipment.