The Quality Engineer

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Challenges

Keeping calibration up-to-date

Quality engineers become overwhelmed trying to keep up with instrument calibrations. Failure to assess potential risks and take action to mitigate them can result in financial loss, harm to people or the environment, and ultimately failure of the business.

Meeting quality requirements

Quality engineers are dragged through the mud in order to collect the data they need. Inspection data is written down on paper and in various Excel spreadsheets requiring quality engineers to sift through the mess.

Information gap between shop floor and quality

It’s a struggle to capture in-process inspection data from the shop floor.

Reactive instead of proactive

Systems do not support a proactive approach to quality. Manufacturing plans are often not available until product is in-process.

 

Causes

Inefficient processes

Do it yourself (DIY) processes may be developed as a means to track product. However, this is often counterproductive and time consuming.

Disparate systems

The engineering department is working in Microsoft Excel, the quality department is working in Microsoft Access, and the shop floor has a paper based system. Sound familiar? Disparate systems cause departments to rely on each other for information needed to complete their job.

Tribal knowledge

Tribal knowledge is any unwritten information that is not commonly known by others within a company. Manufacturing throughput may take a hit if someone with tribal information leaves an organization.

Growth issues

As manufacturing operations grow, the first instinct is to invest in more equipment although current equipment is not utilized to the fullest.

 

Propulsion Solutions

Streamlined processes

Eliminate unnecessary steps and dual entries. Improvement in processes gets more product out the door faster.

Centralized manufacturing system

Everyone at an organization works within one system. Employees can access the information they need from anywhere.

Real-time information

No more delays in critical business information. Real-time information can be accessed whenever, wherever.

Data-driven decision making

Eliminate guessing and make informed decisions.

 

Other manufacturing roles:

Owner/Founder

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Plant Manager

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Manufacturing Engineer

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