December 5, 2013
How to Attain Manufacturing Enlightenment: Part 5
The journey towards completely automating your manufacturing quality control processes can take a long time. Many months of data aggregation and process optimization must first take place before you can gain complete real-time visibility into your company’s production output.
By the time you get to the final stage of the process, your enterprise should be running like a finely tuned machine. It should operate as one entity, with complete communication and visibility across all departments over a single quality control hub. But even at this stage, the job is still not done. There is an even higher plateau that executives are capable of reaching. In order to complete the quality automation process, your enterprise needs to expand its visibility beyond its own manufacturing facility to include the whole supply chain.
As InfinityQS explains in its latest ebook “The Zen Guide to Manufacturing Intelligence,” this final stage is called manufacturing Nirvana. It is the highest level of data and quality control attainable, as executives are given access to metrics needed to properly back up important decisions. At this level, products can be traced from their original source all the way until they are received by a vendor.
One of the greatest parts about achieving manufacturing Nirvana in your enterprise is the ability to plan and strategize future events based on real-time data that is stored in the enterprise quality hub. Executives can use quality-related data to make informed choices and react to challenges with cost-effective decisions.
For more information on how you can reach this level of manufacturing excellence, please click here to access your copy of the “Zen Guide to Manufacturing Intelligence.”