It has been shown over and over in various industries when quality is built into a process, the costs associated with the process are actually reduced and manufacturers that focus on the components that drive quality, they will improve efficiency.
A seamless quality management system (QMS) allows companies to close gaps across product lifecycle manufacturing (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and manufacturing execution systems (MES) and enhance continuous improvement and Lean manufacturing initiatives.
Quality drives productivity through process optimization, cost reductions, and intuitive quality controls.
Closed-loop quality systems should provide production, quality, traceability, and transparency throughout the production process.
Companies looking to get a good return on investment (ROI) on their quality management system (QMS) should do research before picking one and make sure the system meets company and customer requirements.
Lean and quality initiatives have the same goals in mind when it comes to improving manufacturing. Digital upgrades and improve their overall process and increase efficiency.
Growing medical device manufacturers are investing in manufacturing execution systems (MES) because it provides benefits such as valuable information, error proofing, and paperless manufacturing.
Quality is a constant challenge for manufacturing companies, but focusing on business relationships, standards, and technology can help mitigate some of the challenges on the supply chain.