January 28, 2014
Aerospace and Defense Industry: Honed In on Quality Control
When it comes to manufacturing quality in the aerospace and defense industry, there is no margin for error. Due to the astronomical cost of materials and the high risk environments that aerospace products are often used in, quality failures are not an option.
For this reason, there are very high safety standards enforced by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and other regulatory bodies. Manufacturers are also required to pass third party inspection audits enforced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). These inspections include ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100C:2009 and JIS Q9100:2009.
In order to stay in compliance and meet client demands, manufacturers in this space are challenged to be proactive when it comes to ensuring product quality. A proactive approach to product quality involves implementing advanced solutions for tracing products to root sources and reducing the likelihood of recalls by continually improving production processes. By getting to the bottom of product quality and identifying weaknesses or variation directly on a production line, there stands no chance of a product being released that will fail in operation. This can be statistically proven using quality metrics gained during production.
InfinityQS is committed to facilitating quality products across the aerospace and defense industry. With its ProFicient statistical process control engine, InfinityQS provides the ability to transmit real-time information directly to manufacturing executives’ mobile devices and centralized quality control hubs. This helps achieve visibility across global plants and even across global supply chains. Raytheon, for instance, is one company that was having trouble integrating production line systems, security elements and charts at one of its plants. Using InfinityQS ProFicient, Raytheon was able to overcome these challenges and bring its products up to speed to meet customer specifications. Are you looking to join the ranks of companies now investing in quality control? For more information about how InfinityQS can help your aerospace and defense enterprise, please click here.