Software can ease the quality work?

Jerry Martin

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The thing of the quality checking is that it is more easily computable by a computer, at least for some factors like margins and tolerance of the objects' or goods' dimensions, geometry, and the like. Sure, it can't do everything and it may require some human check, but perhaps less through than current full human checks that can apply when it comes to quality.

So, I think that the quality checking work could be offloaded to the software in order to make things more profitable and easier when it comes to checking goods in or out of the supply, depending of the needs. What do you think of it?
 

Norm

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

I agree, I think automation is the way to go as long as it is the practical decision to make. Some products tend to be too much of a load for manual labor to check each item and make sure they are up to par, while some might be tricky for machines or computers to figure out, but current technology has already reached a point where even the most obscure types of error checking can be handled so as long as it's not too expensive for the business in comparison with just hiring people to do it then I think it should be favored since it is more accurate and efficient.
 

Corzhens

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

The software that we use is mainly for inventory although our supplies had mentioned their software for quality control. Our supply chain deals mainly with computers and devices so inventory is most important. However, our inventory includes some quality check like for example the AVR, they are checked if working properly and to be replaced by the supplier when found defective. I guess some other supply chain that deals particularly in genearl goods and merchandise would be needing software for quality control.
 

Norm

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

The software that we use is mainly for inventory although our supplies had mentioned their software for quality control. Our supply chain deals mainly with computers and devices so inventory is most important. However, our inventory includes some quality check like for example the AVR, they are checked if working properly and to be replaced by the supplier when found defective. I guess some other supply chain that deals particularly in genearl goods and merchandise would be needing software for quality control.
I think software is imperative for something like this, and I shudder when I imagine how people had to do this manually back in the day. Even just keeping track of daily records for all the smaller things that build up to the bigger ones that all require a lot of paper entry seems so complicated to me now that we are used to all the modern conveniences. I'm sure it's not as hard as I'm imagining it though.
 

Fuzyon

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

Definitely. I work in a software company so this goes without saying, but it's really good if you have an IT specialist at work to maybe develop some kind of program that is better than a human-being for testing the quality of a certain product. A PC is a powerful tool nowadays.
 

Norm

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

Definitely. I work in a software company so this goes without saying, but it's really good if you have an IT specialist at work to maybe develop some kind of program that is better than a human-being for testing the quality of a certain product. A PC is a powerful tool nowadays.
Agreed. I used to work in an IT company so I've seen a lot of custom software being made and especially being made to run well with specific hardware. Having a custom software for your business is really a good thing to have especially if the industry you're in demands it, but for most general businesses they can just do with more generic software as those work well too.
 

Jerry Martin

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

I agree that the use of software can improve a lot of processed.
I have always felt the key is to find the sweet spot between human labour and automation. Somethings just can't be done by software, while others can be completely automated.
Depending on the task/procedure at hand, I feel there is always a perfect amount of work to allocate to system and to people to optimize performance.
Perfection shouldn't be your goal. Because I know nothing that can't be improved yet, either by removing or adding things. That's, after all, what allows you or others in the business to grow, different methods leading to the different results. People can be more efficient for an task than computers can be, but only if they're trained correctly.

I agree, I think automation is the way to go as long as it is the practical decision to make. Some products tend to be too much of a load for manual labor to check each item and make sure they are up to par, while some might be tricky for machines or computers to figure out, but current technology has already reached a point where even the most obscure types of error checking can be handled so as long as it's not too expensive for the business in comparison with just hiring people to do it then I think it should be favored since it is more accurate and efficient.
With the most obscure types you talk about, it is often expensive to practice these steps with a machine, you've to be either rich, really profitable, or have a lot of volume to handle that the machine is profitable. But many things that can be done by "computers" or automated systems aren't done today because of the cost you will need to make it happen.
 

Norm

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

Perfection shouldn't be your goal. Because I know nothing that can't be improved yet, either by removing or adding things. That's, after all, what allows you or others in the business to grow, different methods leading to the different results. People can be more efficient for an task than computers can be, but only if they're trained correctly.


With the most obscure types you talk about, it is often expensive to practice these steps with a machine, you've to be either rich, really profitable, or have a lot of volume to handle that the machine is profitable. But many things that can be done by "computers" or automated systems aren't done today because of the cost you will need to make it happen.
Agreed. I've seen a number of these technologies being featured on tv and on some of my trips to expos, and they all do look expensive and I'm sure they are. I think at this point in the evolution of technology they probably have gotten a little cheaper and more accessible though I'm sure it's still far from being low priced enough to be a staple in every factory, especially considering there is a certain amount of customization for the task it's needed for in every product and factory.
 

Corzhens

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

Definitely. I work in a software company so this goes without saying, but it's really good if you have an IT specialist at work to maybe develop some kind of program that is better than a human-being for testing the quality of a certain product. A PC is a powerful tool nowadays.
This is what we are doing now in our company. Some departments are hiring their own IT specialist who would focus on their operation. It used to be that IT specialists are centralized in the IT department. But now our branches department have included in their table of organization an IT specialist to look after their computers. it's nice work for those IT specialists because they have nothing to do when there is no hardware or software problem. I wonder why our company is tolerating that practice.
 

xTinx

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

For quality check matters, the checking itself won't require a software because the QA has to inspect the item one by one and see for himself that no damage has been done. Once it's time to summarize the results of the checking, inputting the data on a reliable software will make the QA process smoother. Managers would be able to receive the results in no time.
 

nytegeek

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Re: Software can ease the quality work?

For quality check matters, the checking itself won't require a software because the QA has to inspect the item one by one and see for himself that no damage has been done. Once it's time to summarize the results of the checking, inputting the data on a reliable software will make the QA process smoother. Managers would be able to receive the results in no time.
The checking often uses some sort of software. I don't understand why you would say otherwise.
 
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