Let's talk about the secret sauce to keeping things up to your standards in your manufacturing game: A robust quality control plan.
A quality control plan serves as the cornerstone of quality and allows a bird ’s-eye view of the entire company down to the intricate details of individual products and processes.
It's like the big boss, keeping tabs on your company’s big picture.
Let’s explore how you can kick-start your quality control game plan.
When crafting your quality control plan, view it not just as a plan but as your roadmap. This roadmap spans multiple levels, offering guidance on the details of each process. Here are a few questions that your quality control plan might ask:
Having a laid-out criteria set is your lifeline when you hit those unexpected twists.
Now, let’s talk about the magic word – automation. It’s like the wizard that keeps your manufacturing game afloat, making sure your processes are on repeat, giving you quality products every single time.
Let’s also not forget about automated document management. It's the sidekick to automated manufacturing, making the whole process—from getting an order to shipping—smooth and automated.
Complete automation encourages faster production, heightened efficiency, and, inevitably, cost savings.
Why does it work?
Cutting down on human errors not only saves cash but also reduces the risk of accidents. The same goes for documentation; automating your document management processes will also increase efficiency. Automation is your shortcut to being the most efficient.
An ERP system is the perfect partner for your automated document management system. Integrating these systems paves the way for digital tracking of supplies, assembly, production, shipping, customer interactions, and beyond.
No more wrestling with spreadsheets. The computerized system does all the heavy lifting for you. It tracks everything on the manufacturing side which helps you:
Now, we're in the part where you confirm that your quality control criteria have been met. When you find an issue, address it. You will also want to be sure that your quality control process is consistent, we suggest bringing in a consultant who can assess your quality control processes and procedures.
A quality control plan is how you turn quality from a goal to a guarantee.