There is no denying the fact that quality control plays a significant and essential role in its success or failure. Faults and blunders can cost your organization in terms of rework, customer reimbursements and chargebacks, schedule postponements, a bad name and much more. Before we highlight its importance in any business, it is very much important to have a clear understanding of quality control. Following is the lucid and clear definition of quality control:
“Quality control is a process within an organization designed to ensure a set level of quality for the products or services offered by a company”.
Quality control makes it sure that the products and services are supplied efficiently and consistently at all times.
Following are some important tips to integrate quality control into each level of your organization.
These tips will prove beneficial to have a clear understanding of quality control and the way forward to maintain it.
Document each operational process.
This is one of the basic and fundamental steps for quality control. Every company, whether it is small or large, must thoroughly document all of its important operational work processes. These may include routine and mundane tasks like ordering office supplies. You must carefully document each operational process gradually and step-by-step, and store these records in a central location which would be reachable and accessible to all the staff members. One of the main advantages of this step would be that there would be a continuity of operations, even if your major employee suddenly quits or becomes unable to perform his/her tasks. The second advantage of this step is that it will make it sure that the tasks will be performed in a uniform and consistent way.
Understanding of six sigma
Likewise, you must have knowledge and understanding of the Lean six sigma quality assurance methodology. This is actually a set of management techniques intended to improve business processes by greatly reducing the probability that an error or defect will occur. It also stresses on efficacy, effectiveness, and waste reduction in the process of production, to increase your whole production system from top to bottom.
The efficiency of human resource department.
One of the important steps in quality control is to make your human resource (HR) department efficient and effective even though it consists of one person. It should function under a standard set of procedures. Likewise, your business must hire fresh and fair recruits, it must provide equal opportunity for all applicants.
Every business must uphold standardized financial statements like balance sheets and income statements. Be sure your finances are tracked and reported in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). If you are not savvy with numbers, outsource this work to a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to avoid government fines and audits.
As these tips prove, it is possible to assimilate quality control mechanisms into any and every level of your business. Your company will reap financial profits by concentrating on quality, systematization and eradication of faults and defects.