Defects and Scrap
If raw materials are flawed, it can make entire production lines inefficient and increase defect rates in finished goods inventory. Also, inferior materials may require extra machining or refining, which adds to employees' workloads and total manufacturing costs. Vendors and the materials they provide are often audited by supply chain staff members to ensure raw materials meet specifications. By controlling the quality of production inputs, supply chain managers are protecting the integrity of their company's operations.
When supply chain quality control is poor, products are more likely to break or wear out before their warranty period expires. There are a large number of failures that can occur once a product leaves a manufacturing facility, depending on the nature of the business. Customers who are forced to return items may lose respect for the company from which they purchased the product. Quality control in the supply chain ultimately helps to protect a company's reputation. The better the control over supplier inputs, the less risk of returns and potentially hazardous product failures.
Companies that experience large quantities of defects and other forms of waste produced during manufacturing, often implement manual inspections to ensure product quality. Inspections raise operating costs and are unnecessary if quality controls are functioning properly. Quality control procedures and audits of supplier relationships are critical for avoiding continual inspections on the production line. Otherwise, labor hours will be lost inspecting materials and finished-good inventory that could be allocated to value-added activities.
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Veriquality will help you to monitor the wholly production from the incoming material inspection to first sample evaluation, during production inspection and pre-shipment inspection.