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Color matching thread – Case #612

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: stitch and turn seam for white uppers was being done with black thread, which shows when turning inside out.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to use white matching thread and avoided the black visible thread issue.

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Wrinkles in toes area – Case #608

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: wrinkles formed at the toe feather edge after inserting  the last.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to use the flat toe shape machine to remove the wrinkles on the toe area.

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Inconsistent toe shape – Case #606

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: inconsistency in toe shape from size to size since there were no sizes’ identification marks in the toe moulding machine.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to prepare jigs for all sizes and placed them on the platform of the toe moulding machine. In this way the artisans can follow the corresponding marking and achieve a consistent toe shape in all sizes.

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When Quality Control is not enough – Case #01

We will post a series of blogs with real photos taken at final QC inspections of different styles, clients and factories. We will show aesthetic and functional defects, and some sloppy rework attempts.

The purpose is to show that when this kind of defects make it all the way to the final QC stage, there is an urgent need to shift from Quality Control to Quality Assurance. This means to focus on quality all the time the product is being manufactured to elevate the outgoing quality, instead of just controlling the result when it is time to ship the goods.

Quality pays for itself. If we calculate the materials, labour, energy and time wasted in producing these shoes that are completely un-shippable, it is clear why we say that Quality is free. To learn more about The Cost of Poor Quality, refer to this blog.

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Wrinkles on side quarters – Case #604

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: wrinkles on both side quarters.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to use a plastic string on the first eyelet to fasten it tight while passing through the heat setter machine and avoid wrinkles.

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Sole lip opening and waviness – Case #587

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: sole lip opening and sole waviness cased by an inadequate pressure at sole edges and foxing areas.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to use a finger sole pressing machine instead of a balloon pressing machine to get good pressure at the sole wall and edges. In this way we managed to avoid sole lip opening and waviness.

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Crooked counter moulding – Case #579

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: crooked and incorrect counter moulding. The laser indicator light was not functioning on the counter moulding machine.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to repair the laser indicator lights so that the artisans can follow the lines for a correct counter position.

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Uneven toe foxing – Case #478

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: the toe foxing position of the first bulk production lot does not match the confirmation sample.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to prepare marking patterns for all sizes in order to standardize the toe foxing position.

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Sole wall gap – Case #476

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: sole wall gap because the PVC strip was too thick.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to skive the PVC strip to avoid the gap on the outsole edge.

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Impression on quarters – Case #466

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Practical solutions to problems encountered in the manufacturing process that demonstrate how we assist our customers’ factories to produce Right from the Start TM.

Problem: stiffener impression on the quarters due to the light thickness of the upper material.

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Impactiva solution: we got the factory to use self-adhesive reinforcement tape on the stiffener edges to avoid impressions.

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