Many people are under the impression that manufacturing automation is typically geared towards large enterprises that deal with massive amounts of production output. However, enterprise quality management at the small business level is just as important as any large enterprise. For this reason, manufacturing automation is a solution that can help businesses monitor production quality regardless of the size of a team or operation.
As expensive as it is for a large enterprise to recall goods, a small business cannot afford the financial repercussions of a product recall. This is because the overwhelming costs associated with pulling products off of shelves, alerting consumers and media and paying for the transportation of recalled goods is bad enough for a large enterprise. For a small business, however, this can be financially devastating.
Financial aspects aside, however, a company’s reputation is equally important. Consumers are much less willing to trust a brand that has suffered a product recall due to the fear that it could happen again. A niche business or one that is not known on a national or international level will have less of a proven track record softening the blow of a recall when reports begin to surface on social media and product review sites.
Statistical process control software is affordable large enterprises, and therefore is affordable at the small business level too. And with standard 10-20 percent waste reduction savings that businesses can expect to achieve during production, it means that a small business will be able to take that money and invest in new equipment or business resources. This will only lead to more growth.
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