The manufacturing sector is often focused on improving processes and delivering value in the most cost-effective ways. But manufacturing comes in many shapes, and sometimes the quality of the end products is more important than the cost and optimization metrics. This is the case for complex manufacturing, where quality is always at stake.
Whether manufacturing surgical equipment or forging machined parts for use in an aircraft, it takes more than experience to get things right every other time. That’s where quality assurance comes in; to help manufacturers create and ship high-precision and industry-compliant products that are clear of defects and meet customer expectations.
Why Quality Assurance?
Quality assurance consists of procedures and protocols that highlight the manufacturing processes and how quality control tasks are designed to be repetitive and to meet the specifications for each unit produced. In the complex manufacturing niche, quality assurance isn’t a check-in-the-box but a day-to-day concept ingrained into the business processes and company culture.
Without quality assurance, most products coming out of a manufacturing line would be a total mess. It takes time, effort, and strategy to consistently manufacture quality products that are relied on by different professionals across service-critical fields. A well-designed quality assurance plan offers several benefits, from better process control to improved culture and reduced costs. Here are the other benefits of quality assurance in manufacturing:
- It maintains customer trust. Before a surgeon uses surgical equipment, they will seek to know and win the trust of the device manufacturer. This scenario plays out in nearly all sectors where quality matters or when lives are at stake. Quality assurance gives customers the confidence that the product is safe and meets all the specifications for the job.
- It improves production efficiency. Ensuring that high-quality materials are used and that every production element is in good condition boosts production efficiency. That means less time and resources to achieve the desired goal.
- It encourages business growth. Regular quality assurance helps maintain consistent cost efficiency and quality level, which are critical in running a business. It also helps the manufacturer gain trust of the stockholders and other potential business partners.
Our Quality Assurance Policy at B&G
At B&G, quality assurance is an integral part of our manufacturing practice and one of our key competitive advantages. We use the SAP® solutions to streamline our manufacturing processes, thanks to the highly-efficient SAP ERP and the SAP MII, which serves as a data hub between the ERP and the different operational applications. With the SAP® solutions lies our commitment to quality, cost, and excellent customer service.
Our quality assurance professionals work around the clock to ensure our products and processes meet the highest possible quality standards and customer requirements. We often design and manufacture parts to meet the Navy Level 1 and Subsafe Programs, as well as the Nuclear ASME-Section III requirements.
Besides standardizing our manufacturing practices and integrating quality assurance into resource planning, we also plan a proper testing system and conduct thorough inspections to ensure quality prevails from raw-material sourcing to shipping of final products.
It All Starts With Quality
Complex manufacturing for critical applications, as with any other manufacturing niche, can be pretty demanding. The shifting regulatory landscape, supply chain constraints, and changing market expectations are just a few of manufacturers’ many challenges. And to ensure we remain consistent in our commitment to quality and safe products, we tap into modern technologies and intelligent software to guide our business processes.
At BCG, everything begins with quality. We are certified to ten quality standards that cut across industries such as aerospace, medical, oil, gas, nuclear, energy, and defense. Contact us today and our expert team will be glad to discuss with you industry-leading solutions customized to suit your needs.