Production & Manufacturing Quality Solutions
We provide end-to-end solutions for production/manufacturing quality. We understand the paramount importance of production quality and materials/process quality in satisfying retailers’ requirements and meeting industry standards.
Harford Quality Solutions address the challenges faced by businesses across various industries, including the elimination of risks, ensuring quality compliance, reducing batch rejections and product recalls, as well as improving effectiveness.
Manufacturing Quality Systems & Solutions for a Range of Industries
The development of our quality module started more than 45 years ago, following in the footsteps of Edwards Deming, Walter Shewart and Kaoru Ishikawa, who started the shift away from heavily manual quality inspection towards Right First Time Quality Assurance and developed tools such as Shewart Charts and Statistical Process Control, together with Fishbone Diagrams.
Today, the Harford Quality Solution is unquestionably the most comprehensive and advanced system available to manufacturers. Our paperless factory solution combines decades of experience with continuous improvement, heavily influenced by user input from FMCG, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemical manufacturers.
Improved Quality Control for Manufacturing & Production Teams
Harford Quality Solutions help manufacturers to ensure product safety and quality compliance with real-time visibility on the shop floor. Our Quality Management System combines quality control, quality assurance & error-proofing to improve quality consistency.
Our aim is to help you get it Right First Time, Every Time! We aim to empower your operators with scheduled quality assurance checks, together with instant verification and corrective action advice. Leaders are provided with exception notifications, a fully traceable audit trail, and real-time reports.
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What is quality control in manufacturing?
Quality control in manufacturing refers to the processes and activities implemented to ensure that products meet the desired quality standards. It involves monitoring and inspecting raw materials, components, and finished goods, as well as implementing quality assurance measures throughout the production process. In short, the purpose of quality is to ensure that goods go out and stay out and the only returns are satisfied customers asking for more.
Why is quality control important in manufacturing?
Quality control is important in manufacturing to ensure that products are safe, reliable, and meet customer expectations. It helps prevent defects, reduces rework and waste, improves customer satisfaction, protects brand reputation, and ensures compliance with industry regulations and standards, whilst reducing manufacturing costs.
What are the main components of a quality control system in manufacturing?
A quality control system in manufacturing typically includes quality planning, quality inspections and testing, process control, corrective and preventive actions, documentation and record-keeping, supplier quality management, and continuous improvement initiatives.
How does quality control help in identifying and addressing defects?
Quality control uses various inspection techniques, such as visual inspections, measurements, and testing, statistical process control, to identify defects or deviations from quality standards. By detecting and addressing these issues early, quality control minimises the production of defective products, reduces waste, and improves overall product quality. It may also be desirable to use vision inspection for quality control purposes.