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A QA system designs and manufactures products. QC verifies the products are safe.  Both systems are vital for great QMS.  However, each play their own part.

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Collaborative engineering has long been hyped for solving critical and complex challenges in manufacturing, defeating flat earthers.

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Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP): a structured approach to standardize quality requirements for manufacturers to design products satisfying customers.

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Since its original implementation decades ago, the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis tool has generated impressive results. It's been a catalyst to boost teamwork in organizations, which in turn, has helped to improve competitiveness, increase user satisfaction, maximize profits, and reduce any potential negative impacts.

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Reducing waste cuts manufacturing time. Consider Quick Response Manufacturing. QRM helps reduce costs and increases customer satisfaction.

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A practical Training Within Industry program improves quality, reduces errors, cuts hours of labor and is an important piece of Lean Practices.

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Simply defined, lean Integration is a data-driven methodology using metrics ensuring continuous quality and performance.

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Manufacturers are pressured to be efficient and eliminate waste. Applying Lean Integration methodologies to automation relieves pressure by preventing mistakes

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Quick Response Manufacturing shortens lead times, improves quality, reduces cost, and eliminates waste within a manufacturing organization. At the same time, QRM increases market shares and competitiveness because customers receive improved products faster.

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