Chris Shepard, Hytrol’s Manager of Quality Assurance, recently shared the most important factors in quality assurance. “It’s imperative in Lean Manufacturing that quality is assured. In a Lean environment you eliminate waste, and there’s no greater waste or cost to eliminate than a quality issue. Between lost hours and lost material, quality issues are costly to your company and, ultimately, to your customer,” noted Shepard.
A company’s quality successes and failures come down to two variables: people and processes. This is especially true in manufacturing. But no matter the industry, quality standards are directly correlated with how well people and processes are approached.
- People. Quality starts with people, and team members must understand that “quality” is not a department; it’s a responsibility
- Processes. The second aspect of a successful quality program revolves around the processes involved. Quality control is used to identify defects in products that are already produced. This is a reactive approach to quality. Quality assurance focuses on the process by which we build these products.
“Quality by design is key in most of the products we buy, whether that product is a material handling solution or a children’s toy. We want our items to work for a very long time, and to create those products we need our people and our processes to be successful,” added Shepard.
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Hytrol (www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For almost 70 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.
Hytrol’s Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing innovations, such as EZLogic® zero-pressure accumulation and E24™, an energy efficient, 24-volt solution and an extensive line of advanced sortation offerings, ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.
Hytrol is experiencing consistent growth; 2016 will be the company’s best year ever and significant plant expansion continues. Hytrol is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network with 100+ locations worldwide. Hytrol is a proud member of RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) MHI, CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association), along with IABSC (International Association of Baggage System). Follow Hytrol on Twitter @hytrol.
Company Name: Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc.
Contact Person: Phillip Poston, Director of Communications
Address:2020 Hytrol Street
Country: United States