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Why Is Quality Job No. 1?

Summary: Because high quality drives lower product cost and a shorter development and production cycle, quality has become the primary product performance measure in manufacturing. It is necessary, however, to interpret quality correctly in order to inspire the effort needed to increase market share and profit. Cost, time, and quality should be defined in the context of realizing product performance targets. Variability reduction drives less time, low cost, and high productivity. Thus, higher quality by way of variability reduction will improve the external company profile and internal company work and lead to larger market share and fewer customer complaints.

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  • Topics: Product Development and Recall, Quality Control
  • Keywords: Manufacturing,Performance objectives,Product quality,Productivity,Quality control methodology,Variability
  • Author: Ferryanto, Liem
  • Journal: Six Sigma Forum Magazine