For companies that manufacture products of any kind, there is a direct link between quality control and the number of units sold. Well-made and consistent products boost revenues, while product defects drive existing customers and prospects into the eager arms of competitors, meaning that these businesses lose money as well as cause their business to take a personal and professional hit depending on how customers react. To make this a reality, some manufacturing businesses will need to outsource their products to have them dealt with in specific ways that they are not able to handle themselves, whether they need professional cleaning services or specific heat treatment services for parts, they have to look at how they can factor that in with the process to provide good quality products each and every time.
The accompanying resource presents a highly focused overview of quality control that may be helpful for startups in manufacturing, converting, and fabrication, as well as personnel in manufacturing organizations. The term “quality control” is often used loosely and means different things to different people. The resource, we are glad to report, goes to the trouble of defining quality control and distinguishing it from quality assurance, another important discipline in manufacturing. Hopefully, all of this information will build on your knowledge and get you to differentiate between the two types – control and assurance, so you can be confident in how you handle your manufacturing. To learn more about quality control and how to improve it in your organization, please continue reading.