There’s been a crime. You saw the perpetrator! Okay, well, maybe not a crime, per se, but…
There’s data from production line 3 that is showing something is out of spec. Money has been lost. Quality has suffered…and that’s criminal.
For many manufacturers, automating data collection is on the list of “nice to have” items. Many companies may be doing a good job managing quality with modern real-time SPC software and tools they have in place. But increasingly, manufacturers are challenged to compete on a different level. Today, “good enough” really isn’t good enough.
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 problem. Internal supply chain teams excel in logistics, planning and scheduling, but many organizations have gaps when it comes to who is responsible for tracking supplier quality.
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October 16–22 is National Healthcare Quality Week, started by the National Association for Healthcare Quality to increase awareness of healthcare quality programs and to highlight the work of healthcare quality professionals and their influence on improved patient care outcomes.
By some estimates, up to 70 percent of quality initiatives fail. Why do so many improvement programs, which are championed and staffed by smart, dedicated people, ultimately end up on the chopping block?
According to the Juran Institute, which specializes in training, certification, and consulting on quality management, the No. 1 reason quality improvement initiatives fail is a lack of management support.