Manufacturers often gather quality data to learn how to boost operational efficiency and enhance product quality. But, accessing and analyzing that data isn’t always straightforward. 

To complicate matters, workers at every level in today’s manufacturing environment have access to data. But without the proper protocol, that means they must sort through endless data in any number of locations to address data needs. This can be expensive, especially if manufacturers expect their IT teams to make sense of all of their data.

Quality intelligence platforms and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) models can help. They gather and analyze data to deliver insights around the manufacturing process, streamlining quality intelligence data to advance manufacturing processes and boost quality.

Such tools are designed for operators of all stripes, so an administrator can

enable quality checks for additional products or to scale up or down across sites. They can also

lessen the burdens on IT resources and can be modified to add new processes, products, or plants to workflows. They can accommodate variations in part design, too.

Users can also repurpose these tools for multiple product lines. They can re-use process models, recipes, part lists, specifications, and other designs to considerably reduce deployment times and promote enterprise standardization.

Ultimately, these competences help to keep everyone in the organization — from operators to executives — on the same page and armed with actionable information. Such tools unite siloed teams across shifts and locations, ensuring they perform checks and evaluations in sync. This eventually helps leaders to predict problems down the line.