Ted Hickman

Understanding the Importance of Quality Control in Manufacturing



The word “quality control” is often used loosely and can have different definitions to different people. The infographic below goes to the trouble of defining QC and disorientating itself from quality assurance, another necessary discipline in the world of manufacturing.

The true cost of product defects is high on a number of fronts. If the end-user receives a defective product, a lot of bad and costly things can happen. If the product causes injury or death, just the cost of litigation can be enough to put even a large manufacturing organization out of business. And that’s ignoring the emotional toll of having one of your products hurt a person.

On the flip side, high quality standards help build a company’s reputation for quality. These high quality standards can help attract prospects, generate referrals, earn reorders and allow the company to set higher prices. That is why QC is so important and should be emphasized early and often. For more on this, continue reaching below on how to improve your QC today.

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