For error-free and timely delivery of products, you need both quality assurance and quality control in your manufacturing organization. It will hurt your business reputation if your products are not delivered on time and have defects. In this blog, we would like to tell you the benefits of both.
Quality Management System (QMS) For Manufacturing
Quality in manufacturing is a key criterion but one that always falls lower in priority when compared to other KPIs (key performance indicators) like cycle times, lead times, and production efficiency. Additionally, the value of quality is understood but the cost of quality at most times is not sufficiently managed.
Advantages Of Quality Assurance Systems
- Improved process controls
- Smoother regulatory audits
- An internal system of checks and balances for the quality of products
- A culture of improvement and collaboration
- Better employee and management training
- Increased worker engagement
Quality assurance is a company delivering on its promise for the complete satisfaction of its customers across goods and services. What are the advantages of quality control?
Advantages of Quality Control Systems
- Greater efficiency and less waste
- Better and more consistent control of major business processes
- A better understanding of customer needs
- Regulation of successful working practices
- Improved risk management
- Increased customer satisfaction
- Improved participation of employees
Quality control involves testing units and determining if they are within the specifications for the final product. The purpose of the testing is to determine any need for corrective actions in the manufacturing process. Good quality control helps companies meet consumer demands for better products.
The Relationship Between Quality Assurance And Quality Control
According to the American Society for Quality (ASQ), quality assurance consists of that part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled. The confidence provided by quality assurance is twofold- internally to management and externally to customers, government agencies, regulators, certifiers, and third parties. Quality control is fulfilling the quality requirement and quality assurance relates to how a process is performed and how a product is made. Quality assurance saves time and money and boosts customer confidence. Quality assurance also promotes better process control and improves production efficiency.
Palmer Can Help With Quality Assurance and Testing
Palmer has the equipment and experience to perform the stringent quality checks to meet your needs. Whether your quality expectations are limited to dimensional tolerances and surface finish, or whether you require additional testing, Palmer is ready to tailor our QA testing to meet your needs.
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About Palmer Tool
Palmer Tool completes critical jobs on-time and on-budget. Since 1966, Palmer has taken on jobs that other shops and contractors either didn’t want, or just couldn’t do. We can fabricate parts in our shops, visit you at your plant, or meet you at on-location (ie. logging, mining, construction, etc.). From the toughest repairs to the most complex new assembly, we’ve seen and done it all. Over the past 50+ years, Palmer has maintained our reputation as a trusted expert welder and fabricator of non-ferrous alloys in demanding applications (high pressure + high temperature chemical plants). Our hard-facing applications, and robust designs, have successfully extended the service life of countless industrial “extreme service” components, saving our clients’ money! Palmer Tool and Contractors provide on-call emergency services 24/7, because we understand that in manufacturing “the clock never stops”.