There probably isn’t a business person anywhere who doesn’t believe that when it comes to their product or service, achieving quality is one of their primary goals. If not their only goal. After all, when you have a quality product, the world will beat a path to your door, right?
The trouble with this philosophy is that although there isn’t a lot of debate when a business achieves the lofty goal of producing a quality product, how do you get to that stage? How do you go from having a product that might be, let’s say less than stellar into one that really knocks the competition out of the park?
The answer to this dilemma is quality control.
The trouble is how do you take that concept and make it real? How do you take it from a philosophy to a quantitative reality?
Employ a method that turns the idea into a rigorous methodology employed by a company to ensure consistent quality of products.
What is Quality Control & How Do You Implement It?
Quality control (QC) is actually only one part of an overall quality management program. The other element is quality assurance, which is the part of management that focuses on the fulfillment of quality requirements. Quality control, on the other hand, is the part of management that focuses on fulfilling quality requirements.
Quality assurance is the aspect that sets up how a process is performed and a product is made. Whereas quality control is aimed more at the inspection aspect of overall quality.
ERP Systems Boost Quality Control
Set the standard for quality control with robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) with quality assurance to deliver the highest quality.
This approach will ensure that you have the tools needed to effectively manage your quality objectives. Your ERP will lead to a QC program that will ensure that products are defect-free and are of better quality.
Why is Quality Control Important?
It is difficult, if not impossible, to separate quality products from happy customers. This is why it is so important to pay close attention to ERP and quality control program implementation.
Furthermore, these steps should be implemented at every stage of the production process–from design to distribution. These systems also allow teams to better monitor all systems and sub-systems in the production cycle.
Better Workflow & Reduced Costs
Not only can forecasts be produced more accurately, but the resulting workflow is also smoother and costs less. Good ERP provides more and better business analytics that can more quickly and easily pinpoint problems in the production process. This allows for better decision-making and reduces costs.
In fact, according to one recent study, better information about business operations that allow for smarter decisions can account for nearly 23% lower production costs and 22% in administrative costs.
Quality control that begins with the ERP stage results in keeping regulations. An ERP ensures you meet standards whether implemented by the company or regulatory agencies. An example of these is the standards that agencies such as OSHA health and safety standards.
A good ERP and quality control program prevents workplace hazards and also facilitates related reports. This also creates the ability to create and implement safety testing procedures that more accurately fit the needs of individual businesses as opposed to more generalized testing.
When you implement effective quality management programs, better products result. Which can only end up with better and repeat customers. Even better, these benefits will accrue over time.
Manufacturers can make customers even happier by providing them with the quality control information on the products they purchase. This results in the perception of total commitment to the quality of the product and the resulting satisfaction of the customer.
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