Supplier Sourcing & Management

Linkage has a proven model for managing its supplier partners. From the moment they are engaged, they respect our process for engaging and evaluating their facilities.

How it helps

  • Our audit format is often copied by our customers.
  • Through our mandated Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs), we give our partners regular detailed feedback.
  • Our Partners realize that the “Linkage Standard” exceeds base industry and IPC standards.
  • The end result has been a historically very low rate of customer returns and quality escapes.

Supplier Selection

  • Initial Audit
  • 3rd Party Analysis
  • Annual Audit

On Site Inspection

  • Inspect all orders per IPC-A-600
  • Each shipment includes audit and CofC report

Engineering: Roadmap To Success

Our Front-End Engineering process is a game changer for customers.

How it helps

  • Our accurate and detailed Engineering Qualification (EQ) process prevents ”unforced errors” in manufacturing.
  • Fully engaged customers approve manufacturing data before all orders go to the shop floor.
  • We maintain a detailed customer profile to ensure their own unique requirements and specifications are followed on every order.

Prevents “unforced” quality problems

  • Correct Part Rev
  • Correct Customer Specs are followed

Knowledge transfer from prototype build to production

  • Confirm correct Gerber data
  • Same day issue response
  • Speaks local language