As someone who works in the manufacturing business, you’ve no doubt given quite a lot of thought to the idea of quality. The more you think about it, though, the more you may find it difficult to define. Practically, you might think of quality as a scale ranging from perfect to utterly disastrous. Whenever you manufacture an item or a product, it will inevitably fall somewhere on the scale. If it is on the end of the scale closer to perfect, we refer to it as high-quality, and if it falls on the other end, we might say it is low-quality.
It doesn’t take a scientific study to realize higher quality will always be preferable to lower quality. But just how crucial is quality when it comes to manufacturing? How important is it to have something of high-quality over medium-quality, or is it not important at all? And if you have the choice to create more items of medium quality vs. fewer items of high quality, which is the better choice?
Today, we’re going to tackle these questions and more as we examine ideas of quality control in manufacturing. We’ve put together this guide to help answer these questions as we walk through the process of how manufacturers maintain and control quality and give you our best tips for doing so. By the time you’re done reading here, you can consider yourself an expert in the ideas and principles of quality control.