The (Proven) Path to Low Cost - High Quality Manufacturing
When consumers began to demand more product reliability and product choices and producers searched for ways to satisfy them, companies had to reinvent manufacturing techniques and objectives. To accommodate “the needs and wants of the customer” and “doing it right the first time,” has quality and cost considerations right at the center of it all. Obviously, the manufacturer capable of producing a quality product productively and economically, has the edge in a competitive marketplace. It is a misconception to assume, that quality and cost are diverging criteria. In fact, there are numerous proven tools, systems and processes, if applied properly and systematically, that lower manufacturing costs by simultaneously increasing product quality. Individually, they are good - together they are formidable. The path to Low Cost - High Quality leads to: PROCESS-ORIENTED MANUFACTURING - A given process determines performance and precision.