In a survey of more than 200 manufacturers on our website late this year 57 percent of you said “managing product quality” was your greatest manufacturing challenge. Another 12 percent of you pointed to “meeting production/shipping deadlines”.
And when it comes to manufacturing products that meet your requirements and deadlines, almost nothing is better at clarifying your expectations than a detailed QC checklist. By including the right elements in your own checklist, you greatly reduce your risk of encountering several common problems, including:
- Substandard product quality due to a lack of clear specifications for parts & materials
- Production/shipping delays due to misunderstandings or a need for product rework
- Inaccurate product inspection results caused by incorrect criteria or standards
As QC professionals and veteran importers can attest, knowing what you want in a product and how to state that clearly to your supplier(s) can make all the difference between a smooth manufacturing experience and a frustrating one.
So how can you create an effective quality control checklist that addresses all of your concerns?
If you’re an experienced manufacturer, you may already be familiar with the different ways to conduct product inspection and which method is best for you. But what you should include in your QC checklist is probably less obvious. To ease the process of clarifying your requirements, we’ve written a FREE eBook on the matter: 5 Essentials of a QC Checklist.
In this book, you’ll get insight from QC professionals with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Complete with 20 pages and more than a dozen photos and excerpts from actual QC checklists, this eBook is one of the definitive references on the subject. Inside, you’ll discover:
- What is a quality control checklist?
- Why are checklists so important?
- Which five elements are essential to include in your own checklist?
- How can you state your requirements clearly?
Start approaching product quality with clear expectations
You have enough obligations to your customers already that keep you busy. Don’t let the challenge of managing product quality and deadlines consume you.
After working with hundreds of importers over the years, we’ve taken the needless guesswork and trial-and-error out of the QC equation. By setting clear expectations upfront—when you first begin working with a supplier—you can prevent most of the struggles manufacturers commonly report. Now all you have to do is get the eBook.
So what’s stopping you? Click the button below to request your free PDF!