Monday, March 3, 2014

Quality Control


Growing up, you are constantly told that it’s okay to make mistakes, that as long as you are trying, that’s the most important thing. However, once you grow up and end up in a workplace, things change a little bit. Although mistakes are still inevitable, you must monitor them very closely. In order to keep a safe work environment and deliver safe products to your consumers, you must establish a system for quality control.

Quality control can be applied to many aspects of your company, from the quality of the products you’re sending out, to the processes used to exchange, deliver, and calculate information in the workplace. If you don’t continually keep up with your quality control, it can lead to product malfunction, accounting errors, inaccurate reports, and much more. 

Some tips for increasing and maintaining effective quality control include, but are not limited to: 
  • Define your processes. Whether it’s your manufacturing, reporting, or testing processes, you should find a repeatable way for your employees to uniformly complete the tasks at hand, so if you ever run into any issues it’s easier to track where the mistakes are coming from. 
  • Stay Organized. Making sure your workplace is organized and clean is important for reducing mistakes, improving quality, and staying as efficient as possible.  Make sure to use labels for parts or processes when it’s beneficial. 
  • Inspect your processes often and thoroughly.  Make sure you have an employee in place to inspect your work to make sure no corners are being cut and you are meeting the required and necessary guidelines.
Quality control is an aspect of safety that is often forgotten about. It’s easy to set up processes and guidelines for a safer and more efficient work place, but too often corners are cut and without monitoring, the quality of work continues to decrease over time. The benefits from a properly implemented quality control system greatly outweigh the time, energy, and costs that are needed to implement and maintain the assurance of high quality. 

Thank you for your time and attention.  Let’s make it safe this Monday.

Christopher Feigal
Demand Generation Specialist, Lift’n Buddy, a Southworth Company


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