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Prevent, correct and improve: the three types of quality control processes

To achieve the highest productivity levels in a manufacturing company, it is essential to implement good quality control processes. Only in this way is it possible to guarantee that the product that reaches the hands of the final consumer is entirely satisfactory.

In this sense, the quality control processes occur in each of a product’s preparation, storage, and transfer instances, even within each company’s internal procedure.

Due to the above, it is possible to identify three types of quality control in the manufacturing industry. The first type has as its primary function prevention, and the second focuses on correcting. For its part, the third is focused on the continuous improvement of the products. Thus, the quality of the final result is assured.

Do you want to know a little more about how to improve the quality of products with each type of quality control? Do you want to know some tips to implement them within your manufacturing company? If so, stay with us until the end of these lines.

Preventive quality control

When we refer to preventive quality control, we refer to processes whose primary purpose is to prevent product manufacturing failures. This way, defects can be detected quickly, preventing consumers from receiving inappropriate items.

With this type of control, it is possible to guarantee that each company’s industrial manufacturing norms and standards are complied with. It also allows different industries to correct failures in their processes or reject products that do not qualify for improvement.

Benefits associated with this type of quality control

Among the main advantages generated by preventive quality control, the following stand out:

  • It avoids inconveniences in the subsequent processes of the manufacturing industry.
  • Timely correction of faults.
  • It promotes self-control within different business organizations and improves their performance.
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Corrective quality control

Within a quality management system, corrective control must be understood as all those actions aimed at eliminating the causes of a problem. In other words, they are the measures, decisions, and solutions applied to correct failures within the different processes.

The second phase of this quality control process is to verify the actual state of the product. According to the analysis result, the necessary measures will be implemented to correct the problem from its origin.

The notable cost decrease is among the primary benefits of corrective quality control. The reason for it? It allows for adjusting the manufacturing industry’s processes and eliminating unnecessary tasks. It translates into cost reduction.

Some tips for implementing corrective quality control

To effectively implement disciplinary actions within product quality control processes, it is convenient to follow these valuable tips:

  • First of all, it is convenient to consider every one of the peculiarities of the situation that deserves correction.
  • Identify the cause of the problem, whether actual or potential.
  • Immediately afterward, planning each action to eliminate the fault detected is necessary.

Finally, verifying that the actions and solutions have produced the expected results is necessary.

Continuous improvement quality control

The total quality management processes contemplate continuous improvement in addition to preventive and corrective actions. They are ongoing measures and solutions that allow business organizations to optimize their products and services.

Continuous improvement aims to satisfy a range of concepts. Among them, the goals related to productivity, the quality of the products, and their timely delivery stand out. Of course, this type of quality control is also essential to fully satisfy the client’s needs.

Advantages associated with continuous improvement

The actions aimed at the continuous improvement of quality processes within the industries allow you to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Cost reduction.
  • Significant increase in efficiency and productivity.
  • Allows identification of responsibilities.
  • Allows you to find opportunities for improvement and create strategies for them.
  • It generates greater customer satisfaction and loyalty and significantly improves the quality of the products.

It is worth noting that implementing this particular type of quality control is a complex process. On the contrary, it requires much effort, work, and commitment. Remember that the success of the results measures continuous improvement.

AMN helps you with integral solutions in your Quality Control processes

 At AMN Quality Solutions, we offer the finest quality inspection services, including Inspections, Rework, Safe Launch, GP12 Containment. Through these services, we have assisted numerous manufacturing companies in Mexico in enhancing their processes and achieving even greater competitiveness.

Now is the time for you to have a comprehensive understanding of quality in your operations, enabling you always to make the best decisions. Contact us today as we possess innovative technology and the specialized personnel necessary to elevate your business organization to new heights.

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