Maintaining a quality product and process is vital to retaining manufacturing market share. But quality goes far beyond the end product itself. In today’s competitive world, manufacturers must have a top-to-bottom approach toward quality in order to deliver the kind of performance that succeeds. Here are a few ways to deliver that quality.
Communication is key. Consider the typical factory floor. It is very possible the best person to tell you about where quality could be improved is actually running your equipment rather than doing quality control. Make sure all employees understand their opinion on quality initiatives are valued and taken seriously, and you will begin to spot marginal gains that lead up to big savings.
Innovative design promises real breakthroughs. For example, Komax static mixers solve a host of quality control problems through innovative design. Since the mixers have no moving parts, there is less fouling and downtime for cleaning than in traditional mixing arrangements. Because mixers can be installed in a wide variety of places in the pipeline, they provide an innovative solution to issues of space. And because Komax static mixers can be lined with Teflon or Kylar, they can handle even the most caustic materials.
Combine initiatives to deliver real results. It isn’t just that one saves on costs that the initiative is valuable. For example, cheaping out on materials only to have to rework the product or recall it later is not a quality move to make. However, it is also not the case that cost and quality are mutually exclusive! You can achieve high quality without incurring significant costs. Again, a Komax static mixer provides the ultimate example. While many manufacturers are always on the lookout for energy savings, they also want a consistently high-quality product. A static mixer makes both dreams happen, since the design takes advantage of low pressure drops and gravity in order deliver consistent results at a fraction of the cost.
If you are willing to collaborate with all employees and senior executives and take advantage of innovative design, you can maintain quality in your manufacturing efforts. Why not find out how Komax can help you?