Most important to effective enterprise quality manageme […]
Most important to effective enterprise quality management of the engine assembly line is the ability to receive instant feedback on automated processes. Manufacturing executives cannot wait until a product is packaged and sent out to vendors in order to realize that the quality does not conform to expected standards. Now, using statistical process control (SPC) software, assembly line processes can be adjusted in a timely fashion as soon as product variation is detected, preventing future recalls, customer complaints, and other unforeseen issues in the field.
Aside from the necessity of instant feedback, today’s assembly lines require technology to meet the demands of an ever-growing mobile workforce. Manufacturing executives are constantly on the go, and need access to real-time data no matter where they are. Whether they are at a conference in Beijing or a manufacturing facility in Chicago, there is no time for latency when it comes to receiving feedback from the production line and across the enterprise. With access to SPC software via the cloud, executives can receive streamlined information directly to mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets and more. This way, important decisions can be made using quality metrics in real time.
The quality of data gathered is more valuable than the quantity. It’s not enough for machines to simply measure processes and collect metrics. Metrics do not have any value unless they are usable by manufacturers—and this is a crucial step in the process. Today’s assembly line requires software that can collect quality data and transform it into usable information, working to ensure product quality during an automated process—instead of finding out about an error after it is done.