Think about the amount of waste that your enterprise produces during manufacturing. Whether it is a surplus of metal that winds up in a scrap heap, food or wood, excess waste can add up. Waste, however, is merely the product of inefficient enterprise quality management. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the price your company pays as a result of the amount of waste you produce during manufacturing, then it’s time to find ways to alleviate this problem. The InfinityQS Quality Metrics Survival Handbook, available for download, guides you through the necessary steps for identifying waste.
A critical step in reducing excessive waste is to rely on the use of metrics, or data that is collected from the point that a product is ordered to the point that it is shipped out. There is a hierarchy when it comes to corporate metrics and at the lowest level—but also the most important—is process control.
Process control refers to the basic output of a manufacturing facility—the plant floor. It is the source of where the metric data originates, and it is what your company should be focusing on. Basically, this is the product that your customers receive and the statistics related to the quality of it.
Data collection, however, is only part of the process. Knowing how to translate that data from plant floor workers to executives who can then act on it is crucial.
With over four thousand downloads to date, the Quality Metrics Survival Handbook is essential if you have the following concerns:
- You are unsure of how to build credibility with the products your company is producing.
- Your organization would like to increase performance, profitability and productivity.
- You don’t know what to measure.
- You are having difficulty planning for quality return on investment (ROI).
Interested in learning how you can prevent waste in your organization? Download your free copy of the survival book today.