Quality in manufacturing electronic devices entails many departments and people to be planned. Especially when it is outsourced. As one of the fastest growing trends in the electronics industry, it looks day by day more attractive to many businesses which now more often contract their production outside to cut the costs down or reduce time to launch the product on the market. From the first scratch to the assembled device a lot might change – compatible technology, demand or politics. No matter the change, all comes down to not overpaying for the production. This is why you should plan the quality of a product.
And there are many issues that can make the plan veer unexpectedly:
Undue output – producing too much, or even not enough, is a real threat in case of the changing market demands.
Lack of information – fast tempo, multi-tasking or information clog leads to missing what is going on in the project.
Unbalanced workload – keeping quality on a desired level needs properly distributed people among their work stations to maintain the work flowing the right pace.
Incompatible manufacturing speed – magazine stock, assembly stations and tests – they all need smooth and easy progress.
Non-compliant product – such an outcome is the result of an unorganized quality control management and that, speaking of control, is a real control light for the whole process.