The Quick Guide To POS Display Quality Control
5 Simple Steps For Improved Manufacturing POS Display Quality
Increasing demands on quantity of production and speed of manufacture and delivery, combined with a same-day delivery mentality from consumers, continues to put strain on pos display manufacturers. Almost inevitably one of the first links in the chain to suffer is on the quality of the product. And, realistically, if your product’s quality is compromised, then there is a manufacturer out there who will be quick to take your customers.
Whether you’re new to the world of manufacturing and product delivery or your company has been in the manufacturing business for decades the changing face of production and consumer behavior is a good opportunity to reevaluate your quality control procedures. With our quick guide to quality control we’ve put together 5 key steps in the process that you need to have covered.
1. Specification Is Everything
Agree on the specification long before any products have been made. 3D POS Display renders, simple mockups, clear diagrams with exact specifications are key to making sure you and the buyer are on the same page. If there is any uncertainty, don’t let time pressure force you into the ‘let’s just start making’ mindset.
2. Samples Samples Samples
Produce a limited batch of samples that meet the agreed specifications and are of approved quality. Be realistic with what you can produce in what time. Sample production is not an opportunity to win the contract by producing samples that cannot realistically be delivered at a much higher volume. That will inevitably end up with missed deadlines and broken promises. It is better to be up front with the buyer early on rather than promise something you can’t deliver.
3. Know Your Contents
While your initial point of contact might be happy with the sample you produce, few businesses rely on a single individual for sign off. Produce enough quality samples for everyone involved in the decision process to review them, spend time with them and individually quality-check and give feedback on them. While this might seem like a frustrating slow-down in the process, if you get everyone on board things will go faster later on.
4. Get The Prototype Right
Ensure the prototype that will be used as the standard for production is signed-off and 100% correct. If you have concerns with the quality of the prototype, don’t start to manufacture. If the prototype is wrong, then why should the production run be right?
5. Inspect As You Go
While a random inspection should definitely be random, it shouldn’t be left to chance. Set a pre-determined random inspection to a statistically relevant level. Keep emotion or bias out of it. Use the same high standards of quality control throughout your random inspections and ensure those that are involved in quality control have a clear set of guidelines to compare with.
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