The most serious consequence of poor quality, in terms of safety and financial impact, are recalls. In the US, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) device recalls for 2008 were at an all-time high, with 845 individual medical device recalls—more than double that of 1998's figure of 358. That number continued to rise in 2009 and 2010.
Every day, InfinityQS leverages its 20+ years of experience on manufacturing shop floors to educate companies on the risks and repercussions of product recalls. With a clear focus on supply chain quality and process control, companies can decrease their chances of product recalls – and the costs associated with them.
SPC Software and Process Improvement
ProFicient SPC not only stabilizes processes by allowing performance to target and increased process capability, but it also highlights assignable cause variation, helping to clearly identify when corrective action is necessary. Using ProFicient will dramatically reduce process variation, leading to less waste and rework. Productivity is greatly improved since decisions are made in real time on the shop floor instead of after production has been completed.
Leveraging Quality Data
With ProFicient SPC software, raw data values are easily converted into actionable information-- information that can reveal issues with received vendor goods, troublesome parts and machinery. The result is that quality professionals can analyze data from many different perspectives and from a multitude of different angles. This ability to “slice and dice data” aids in decision-making, but it is also crucial for preventing recalls. No other software solution allows companies to analyze quality data more effectively than ProFicient.