Quality mistakes cost you money, but they’re not the only aspect of quality control that is hurting your bottom line. Organizations tend to rely on inefficient quality control systems that slow down production times. Dragging out production causes a myriad of problems: it compounds expenses, hurts profits, and decreases the number of orders that can be fulfilled.
Unfortunately, paper-based methods for inspection, tracking, and analysis or legacy software simply isn’t reliable enough to justify their cost to your organization. Quite the opposite in fact: they are usually far less reliable at identifying and preventing errors.
If you want a quality control system that will pay dividends in increased earnings and decreasing errors, invest in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. ERP systems can offer a sophisticated quality assurance module that links production processes and quality functions. Find out how an ERP can boost your quality control while offering deeper insights and optimal efficiency.
Set Quality and Inspection Requirements
How do you decrease mistakes on the production line? With an ERP, you can start by preventing them in the first place. A modern ERP system allows you to automate numerous aspects of the manufacturing process, decreasing the likelihood of human error and speeding up your production line. By automating tasks like scheduling reorders and order fulfillment as well as creating standardized workflows, you can bring consistency to your operations.
The uniformity an ERP gives to your business processes doesn’t need to be optional. By using built-in compliance features and setting required fields, you can ensure that your workers complete their tasks the right way every time. This is true of the production process as well as inspections, so the few errors that do occur are spotted before impacting consumers. If you need help setting up your ERP to improve quality control, talk to the team at Datix. After executing thousands of software solutions, we know what it takes to support our clients every step of the way with their ERP, from the planning to the implementation and beyond.
To oversee quality control, an ERP brings end-to-end traceability to your organization. From the system, you can see real-time data for materials and products to spot defects early. You can also see quality management historical data such as nonconformant records, first article inspections and material rejections. With so much information at your fingertips, it is easy to audit your processes and identify weak points in your supply chain. To gain a tailored ERP solution with end-to-end traceability, work with Datix. We use a business-first approach to ERP solutions, meaning that we take the time to understand the unique strengths and challenges of our clients so we can offer them a comprehensive solution.
Analyze Quality Metrics and KPIs
In addition to seeing your company’s progress, you can analyze quality metrics and KPIs with an ERP. Reviewing statistical process control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC) are valuable for identifying how to improve quality management. You can also go more specific, such as looking at discrepant material reports (DMR) to see what parts are failing inspection.
Quality control is important, but it also has to happen within a reasonable budget if your organization wants to stay operational. From your ERP, you can see cost of quality reports to identify how much quality problems are costing you and locate where parts are most often scrapped. If your current ERP doesn’t allow for quality control analysis, talk to Datix. As a one-stop shop, our experts know how to implement the tools manufacturers needs like analysis functionality, integrations, hosting, disaster recovery and more.
With the right ERP and the right partner, quality control is manageable. Let our team support you in taking your organization to the next level.
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With over two decades in the industry, Datix is the ERP consultant of choice for manufacturers and distributors. We believe in “being the best with the best” and look for partners who match our commitment to solving real issues and doing what it takes. Our in-depth analysis of our clients and their business needs allows us to maximize their software investments to the fullest.