2017 was seen as a challenge for quality control — many manufacturers were hit with changes in standards and compliance processes, and as a result, found themselves behind the proverbial eight-ball when it came time to update their systems. That said, however, 2017 provided these companies an opportunity to rethink their processes, so they could move forward into 2018 and beyond with improved software and leadership support.
Quality management in general and quality management in manufacturing, in particular, has changed completely in 2018. Let’s take a look at a few of the many trends that we’ve seen on the rise in 2018, and what we can expect to see going forward.
1. Quality is omnipresent. Quality is not just something that’s a requisite in manufacturing — it’s a requisite in every industry in the United States today. However, when it comes to manufacturing, quality has taken precedence over quantity. No longer is it about churning out products at a massive rate — now, companies are preferring to put out their best product, even if it means less in quantity.
2. The implementation of quality processes is tantamount to everything else. Quality is also now seen as a ‘strategic’ tool, with sustainability and quality management being deployed using various tools & techniques.
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