Quality control is the only way to ensure the product you are manufacturing suffices market’s standards. The testing can go through many stages before customers can obtain the final version, and it is important to have it go through a number of different methods to find faults. If some elements of the product are not working properly, quality control can diagnose them and send them back for improvement.
The goal is to reach the best outcome through rigorous inspection and ship a product that can compete on the market. Wunder Mold helped me better understand this process and the methods of conducting quality control. Here’s what I learned.
Six Sigma is a method used to test a product to be able to reach the quality of production in terms of consistency, but also levels of quality that haven’t been reached before the inclusion of the 5 rules.
First, you need to listen carefully to the market and understand what customers expect from the product. This way you can ensure what is ‘’Critical to Quality’’, and this voice of the people should be a guideline to which you design and improve the product.
Flexibility is important. The production needs to adjust to shifts on the market, which directly affect the ability of the business to respect promised delivery dates and expectations.
Every good quality control will try to reduce as many resources and actions that do not add any value to the product. These should reduce the cost of production, increase efficiency while retaining all the necessary features of the goods.
Speeding up the manufacturing by trying to reduce the duration of ‘’work in progress’’. The idea behind is simple. Getting the product done faster so the customer would get it faster.
You should avoid complexity when it comes to deploying services. The best way to build a bridge between the production and the customer is to maintain a balance between complexity and costs. This will help businesses thrive by being able to follow trends and offer services to customers in record time.
Statistical process control is a method that allows you to follow numbers in every step of manufacturing. Statistics can be used to compare various results at certain checkpoints in production, compare and discover errors or introduce room for improvement.
This method works well with quality control. The Lean model tries to identify unnecessary elements, redundant tasks, or bulky systems that slow down production and increase costs. Quality control can use the lean method, implement its core values into existing systems to improve quality and efficiency.
Total productive maintenance is used to improve already established processes by adding machines, software, or expand in any other to provide better product while maintaining already set normative. This method is best used to find new upgrades for manufacturing. Quality control can improve systems to ensure better quality while reducing the number of elements that might get in the way of fast product output and delivery.
This method originates from Japan and refers to five rules to provide a clean and organized working space with neatly arranged assignments to achieve the best use of resources and time. In general, it revolves around ensuring a clean working area with only the necessary tools at disposal. Less clutter means less confusion. Every tool has a designated place and there can be no mistake or wasted time in looking for a specific item. Regular maintenance of the working area, to ensure a clean and productive environment. Implementation of previously mentioned rules by organizing when and how they will be implemented. Workers should apply these rules themselves which takes time and training.