5 Ways to Raise Your Quality Management Game!

Quality Management Game

With an increasing number of ways to bring products to market and stiff competition aiming to turn consumers’ heads, it’s important to keep ahead of the curve in your Quality Management game.

Not only can that be achieved with the proposition, product or service you’re offering, but it’s also imperative you follow through with taking the right measures. Things like quality inspections, consumer product testing, and social compliance audits, depending on what line of business you’re in, will make sure you meet certain standards and criteria. But also, to ensure your buyer or consumer is investing in the best they can find.

Here’re five ways to up your game when it comes to delivering what’s expected…

Remember that customers expect to buy qualified products

It’s important to keep in mind the fact that there is a world of choice out there and the market is competitive. A customer doesn’t necessarily have to buy your product. So, to give yourself the best chance of attracting their business, you need to do everything to ensure what you’re offering is qualified to do its job or serve its purpose well.

Logistical efficiency is also important. Quality control inspections at various stages of the production process can help you monitor product quality to ensure requirements are being met as well as support on-time delivery. 

Ensure every procedure goes well at every production stage

If just one cog in the wheel fails to do its job then the whole machine may as well be broken. There’s no point in being outstanding in a certain area or speciality and falling behind in another area of business because you didn’t take care of the simple basics.

With the right systems, processes and procedures of quality control inspections, you can monitor product quality to reduce risk, improve efficiency and ensure compliance with contractual or regulatory requirements. 

If you have a chance to build a stronger and more resilient business with the potential to grow and surpass your competition, why wouldn’t you? The goal should be to deliver consumer goods that really are as good as you say they are and that means taking care of every step of the production process.

Pre-production inspections can be a good place to start with your quality control strategy. The Pre-Production Inspection is a type of quality control inspection conducted before the production process begins to assess the quantity and quality of the raw materials and components, and whether they are in conformity with product specifications.

Avoid recalls and reputation damage with defects

A good, solid guarantee is always appreciated. Knowledge that a product has been tried, tested and verified for possible damage or defects goes a long way in the mind of the consumer or end user which is why it makes sense to invest in a third-party quality assurance company.

Quality Management Game

No one wants to have to deal with defects and while nothing is perfect and free of faults 100% of the time, steps can be taken to cut the chances of them down.

It’s better to do things properly at an early stage than to waste time at a later time adding complications and knock-on effects to other areas of the business or service.

They say there’s no such thing as bad PR but no one wants to hear about a product that’s been recalled. It really isn’t a good look for your company or brand reputation. It’s easier to lose a loyal customer than it is to gain one.

When you welcome a new customer you are gaining their trust and belief that your product or service will serve them well and cater to a particular want or need they have. When that doesn’t happen, you break your half of the deal and there’s no excuse for not providing the highest standard of product possible.

During Production Inspections, also known as DUPRO, are a type of quality control inspection conducted while production is underway. They are especially good for products that are in continuous production, have strict requirements for on-time shipments and as a follow-up when quality issues are found prior to manufacturing.

Anticipate production and shipment delays

There’s no time for anything unnecessary anymore. In 2020, we live fast, are always on the go and barely stop to think. Waiting for something to arrive is almost unacceptable in the eyes of a customer. They want it now and will go somewhere else to get it if you can’t assure them of prompt arrival.

This makes shipment delays a big concern in a world where delivery is becoming ever more important. That’s why it makes sense to cut out any chance of disruption in terms of transport and logistics. Pre-shipment inspections are a good place to start when thinking about delivering the best you can. They are an important step in the quality control process and should be a preferred method for checking the quality of goods before they are shipped.

Keep your budget and overheads down

Who likes wasting money? The answer is no one. It doesn’t grow on trees, after all. Budgets are set for a reason and not to be overspent. A third-party quality control service that is there every step of the way will ensure you raise your Quality management game when it comes to creating and shipping the best products and is well worth the investment.

This will allow you to know exactly what’s happening on the ground and keep close tabs on your suppliers. Improve your Quality Management game.

Quality Management Game Author: HQTS Group | Contact: [email protected]

Quality management game article and permission to publish here provided by HQTS Group. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on August 21, 2020.