Quality Check Blog

Quality Check is focused on best practices for real-time quality control in the manufacturing industries. The purpose of this blog is to share our experience at manufacturing plants all over the world, in a wide variety of industries, each with their own unique challenges and goals.

Things to Consider for SingleSite Enterprise Quality Management Deployments

Your manufacturing facility is a single site operation as it produces goods out of one facility. It does not have the responsibility of looking after an entire supply chain, or shuttling data back...

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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...

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How to Attain Manufacturing Enlightenment: Part 4

Optimizing your manufacturing facility’s automation processes is a bit like driving a standard transmission car. You start out slow, in first gear as you manually collect basic information...

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How to Attain Manufacturing Enlightenment: Part 3

Think about the process that a new piano player undergoes while learning to play the instrument. The musician will start out slow, learning notes and figuring out how the process works. Then, there...

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The Success of Your Supply Chain Starts with You

It is not uncommon for plant managers, quality teams and compliance managers to know they have quality issues in the supply chain but not have the right intelligence to properly pinpoint the...

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Do You have the Quality Manufacturing Mindset?

In manufacturing today, consumers have an endless variety of options to choose from when deciding which company to do business with. Consumers will make choices based on a whole host of factors...

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Turn OEE into a Portal for Advanced Metrics

The quest for product perfection does not just happen with the snap of a finger. Manufacturing executives need quality insight in order to gauge a realistic view of how automated processes are...

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The Modern Assembly Line: 100 Years Later

It has been 100 years since Henry Ford introduced the modern assembly line and forever changed the course of manufacturing. The combination of interchangeable parts and time-efficient processes...

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Don't Let Surging Sales Affect Your Product Quality

Manufacturing executives have a responsibility to get products out onto the market as quickly as possible. In order to meet the needs of a hungry consumer base, it can be tempting to push products...

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The Value of a Centralized Database

Think of how hard it is trying to learn a new language using only vocabulary. You could have an entire dictionary at your disposal, but if you can’t make a sentence the words are all but...

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The Advantage of Automation

Imagine you are purchasing wood for the surface of a large, outdoor patio. You don’t want just any brand of lumber, however. You want to know the source of where the wood came from. Aside...

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How to Attain Manufacturing Enlightenment: Part Two

A chef that makes a tomato sauce for a large group of people has to taste the sauce at critical points in the production process to ensure the quality and flavor is right. A good chef never sends...

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How to Attain Manufacturing Enlightenment: Part One

Congratulations—your enterprise has decided to take active steps towards a more holistic manufacturing approach. It has recognized that there are flaws in its operational procedures, and is...

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