December 2022 was the ninth consecutive month of below-target External DPPM (defective parts per million – shipped) results, achieving a 99.85% annual yield. Positive results were also seen in Internal DPPM (parts not shipped), which was 48% lower than 2021.
Our improving quality numbers reflect a consistent effort from our entire production team. A key component of our quality strategy is to hire good people and keep them. Our 2022 employee turnover rate remained significantly below industry average at just 3%.
In 2022 we strengthened our continuous improvement system, focused on staff training and increased quality awareness, and initiated standard procedure development. In order to maintain the positive improvement trend in 2023, we will be focusing on refining processes, expanding standardization, and increasing formal staff training.
Gary Weldon (Quality Manager)
Staub Manufacturing Solutions