Now that you are considering implementing an enterprise quality management system into your enterprise, it is important to have a strategy set in place to benchmark progress and make sure your changes are actually improving your process. Hera are five enterprise quality management strategies outlined in a recent InfinityQS white paper that you can use in your manufacturing facility to streamline efficiencies and improve automation practices:
Unified data repository: Make sure that data is being stored in one central hub that contains a statistical process control engine capable of managing data as it streams in from multiple plant floor locations. This hub will provide all authorized users with the ability to control workflow, gain insight into manufacturing processes and analyze reports in real-time.
Data collection and integration: In order for quality changes to be made in your enterprise, data must make it from the shop floor to the executive suite. Manufacturing intelligence, which comes in the form of raw metrics, must be collected and integrated directly into a single quality control hub such as InfinityQS ProFicient.
Real-time monitoring and analysis: Operational managers need to be alerted as soon as variation is detected during production. Real-time monitoring and analysis will allow production systems to be halted in the event of variation, and are also crucial for benchmarking daily success and calculating waste.
Dynamic Scheduler: Your quality control system should come with the ability to remind users to collect data during manufacturing, and should also come equipped with the ability to collect and store such data without the need for human intervention.
Advanced reporting suites: Real-time data should be collected and aggregated into a single quality control hub for long-term quality analysis. An advanced reporting dashboard will provide visibility into both short- and long-term quality metrics.
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