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.

Global Manufacturing Economy on the Rise

JPMorgan has released its 2013 Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index. According to the report, global manufacturing is on the rise. And after a particularly strong September, things...

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U.S. Manufacturing Reaches Highest Peak in Two Years

Over the past few months, economists and executives have waited with their fingers crossed tightly while monitoring the state of manufacturing in the U.S. As the manufacturing economy continues to...

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Construct Your Company's Image around Sound Quality

Imagine that you are in a store, and you see a pair of headphones that boast superior sound quality and durability. You purchase the headphones, and after using them for 6 weeks, the sound starts...

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Why Every Manufacturing Executive Needs to Pay Attention to OEE

As a manufacturing executive, your business frequently takes you to various locations around the world. But while you are on site visits or at meetings, how do you keep an eye on manufacturing...

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How Well Do You Know Your Supply Chain?

Your company manufactures frozen pizzas and purchases ingredients from independent vendors located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. You make the crust, but not the meat, spice...

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Are You Getting the Most out of Your Statistical Process Control Software?

Enterprise quality management is one of the best ways a company can ensure it’s pleasing its whole customer base. With so much pressure from the public these days to produce quality products,...

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Mobile Agriculture: Enterprise Quality Management Solutions for Farmers

Once the sun comes up, farmers have a lot to do. There is livestock to look after, crops to monitor and equipment to tend to. With so much going on, however, there is another issue at hand that is...

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How Can Mobility Help Push Manufacturing Intelligence Into a System?

Physically recording information into a database on a paper sheet can pose several difficulties. Paper, by nature, only is useful in certain environments. Whether it gets wet, tears, get smudgey...

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Why Reshore, Why now?

As the U.S. manufacturing economy continues to rebound from it steep decline, more and more American companies are returning home to produce their goods. This makes it an ideal time for companies...

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Work Smarter and Harder with Manufacturing Intelligence

Recently, host of the popular television series “Dirty Jobs” Mike Rowe wrote an article repudiating the old adage that employees should work smart, not hard.

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Statistical Process Control Software: Creating the Demand for Visibility

Nobody ever sees a product recall coming. It is generally assumed by many manufacturers in an assembly-based manufacturing setting that business partners who supply small product components produce...

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Statistical Process CONEtrol: How Ben & Jerry's Ensures Superior Product Quality

Fans of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are sold on the company’s ability to produce goods with unwavering quality. They know that every single time they open a carton of Ben & Jerry...

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I Own a Small Business. Can I Benefit From SPC Software?

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...

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Why the Cloud is a No Brainer when it Comes to Manufacturing IT

A manufacturing facility requires constant oversight to ensure top notch enterprise quality management. That is because in production, even the smallest mistake will be carried out over a great...

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