Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, recently reported in Quality Digest magazine the impact of product recalls for manufactures and recommends how to avoid and manage them. Two words no manufacturing organization wants to hear: product recalls. By their very nature, product recalls are unpredictable events. The cost to a company transcends potentially expensive litigation and settlements. Product recalls and the effects that product failures have on companies that fail to conduct proper design analysis before, during, and after the manufacturing process are often unrecoverable.
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The globalization of manufacturing has exacerbated this challenge. When manufacturers allocate necessary time and resources, product recalls should not happen. Recalls are not only costly for companies, but most often cause huge frustration and inconvenience for consumers.
Whether consumer harm is due to manufacturing design failures or to product failures, there is an ever-stronger force of advocates for consumers, well-versed in global manufacturing scenarios and armed with the right tools, who can help determine how to prevent costly and sometimes deadly product failures. For instance, tolerance analysis software offers manufacturers the tools they need to ensure their products come off the assembly line without defect or risk of failure.
This year manufacturers will work aggressively to eliminate the error between predictive models and physical factory results. Ultimately, success will be measured in the prevention of costly recalls and consumer dissatisfaction or injury.
Quality Digest provides the ideal medium for reaching the entire quality spectrum. The publication presents all facets of quality, including metrology, Six Sigma, lean, inspection, testing, SPC, software, and international standards. Quality Digest offers more editorial coverage of these standards than any other quality magazine or web site.
About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector.
Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally.
Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 3500 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.
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