Inspection reports are an invaluable part of the manufacturing process in many industries, and first article inspections are especially common in aerospace, defense, automotive and medical devices. In other words, if high quality is essential, these reports often are too.
I’m a Type-A personality with a sense of urgency to explain everything. Give me a little data, and I will use every statistical tool I can wrap around these rationalizations to help explain an observation. But here is something that I cannot explain: why do we tolerate such poor gages?
With the right Quality Intelligence tools in place, manufacturers can deliver strategic improvements to their operations, drive enterprise consistency, and protect their brands.
August 1, 2020
The stakes are high for manufacturers competing in increasingly dynamic and competitive global markets. To stay ahead of disruptions—and protect your brand when they occur—it’s essential to transform your quality operations now.
A centralized data repository makes your quality data more powerful and valuable.
June 11, 2020
Today’s manufacturers are quickly learning the value of having their quality data centralized in a single, standardized repository. The move presents numerous benefits—and virtually no drawbacks. Learn what you can gain.
Thinking big in terms of quality is the goal. Rather than the days of old where quality just meant inspection, not in real time and not easily accessible, today the concept of quality has moved beyond this concept.
Cloud-based quality management isn’t just a way around the current crisis; it’s a way to build a more agile future.
May 14, 2020
COVID-19 has forced manufacturers to adapt quickly to support remote and distanced workers. Cloud-based solutions are enabling key personnel to access, analyze, and use essential quality and operational data from anywhere.
Dysfunctional data holds back manufacturing operations in many preventable ways.
May 14, 2020
For modern manufacturers, continuous improvement in quality is not optional, it’s imperative. But meaningful quality gains can be achieved only when you have accurate, reliable, and consistent data. Start improving quality by figuring out where your dysfunctional data is.
Quality management is about more than stamping out problems. It’s about using quality data to take meaningful action—before the problem occurs.
May 14, 2020
Although the ability to fix problems in the moment is essential, it isn’t the best place to focus your attention all the time. You need to seize every opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in your industry.
Check out the October 2020 edition of Quality: Understanding laser trackers, Industry 4.0, All-in-one QMS solutions for practical data management, how Edge AI improves the visual inspection process, and much more!