Quality Control Procedures

Learn more about what quality control is and its processes and uses in your life. We show you five easy ways to improve your company's quality control.

What is quality control and why promote it?


Quality control procedures ensure that the manufactured products meet the specified quality criteria or meet customer requirements. Improving the quality control process is critical to the long-term success of any manufacturing or production company. Consistently delivering high-quality products through processes that meet industry standards and finding ways to improve quality control further can help your company stay at the forefront.


1. Involve all employees


All employees are involved and receive their approval and commitment to comply with the quality standards and processes within the company. Provide onboarding for new hires and refresher training for permanent employees to help them understand that maintaining the quality of products and services is the responsibility of all, not just the management or quality management team.


2. Be proactive


Strengthening of quality control and procedures through regular quality audits and immediate correction of deviations found during internal audits. Discuss improvement possibilities during employee training. Keep employees informed about new processes and encourage them to share best practices and suggestions on how to further improve quality.


3. Automated accounting


Monitoring internal quality control is not only necessary to maintain quality and safety standards, but also a resource for continuous quality improvement. Traditional paper-based accounting methods can be cumbersome and time-consuming, so some auditors may not be able to document internal controls regularly. Use automated digital accounting to save time and ensure that internal controls are recorded consistently.


4. Seeking opportunities for improvement


Learn from past mistakes in your company and in other areas of the company. Conduct customer surveys and review incident reports to identify the potential for improvement quickly. Stay current with industry best practices and look for new technologies that can improve the process and implementation of quality control in your organization.

 

5. Use the technology


Save time and maximize quality control resources by using new technologies such as sensors that monitor automated quality parameters, and mobile audit tools to record and analyze information that cannot be captured with paper audit forms.



Ready-to-use Checklists to improve the Quality Control plan and methods


1. GMP Compliance


Use this Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) template to evaluate your company's adherence to manufacturing protocols such as quality control procedures. Perform site inspections of all relevant systems in the plant. Learn More

 

2. ISO 9001 Gap Analysis


Conduct a gap analysis to determine the extent to which your company already meets the requirements of ISO 9001 and where the focus of your implementation should be. Evaluate the context of your organization, quality control and its process, etc. Learn More

 

3. 5S Manufacturing


Identify unnecessary items stored in the production facility and ensure that machinery, equipment and tools are kept clean and in good working order. Improve business productivity by keeping the workplace clean and efficient with this 5S Checklist. Learn More


4. Shift Process Audit


Site managers and plant managers carry out scheduled LPAs in production and assess the conformity of personnel with quality control procedures. You establish compliance with a reference picture of the ideal scenario for a particular issue. Learn More


5. Thorough Inspection


Assess the quality of the raw materials purchased based on defined acceptance criteria. This checklist for the incoming inspection has been developed to make it easier during quality inspections and to determine the necessary measures based on the labelling system. Learn More


6. Check Blade


Classify product defects by type, location or cause and the frequency of their occurrence. Quality control inspectors can quickly identify the product to be inspected, take/attach photos with defect notes and sign them with a digital signature. Learn More




Featured templates

GMP Food Manufacturing Audit Checklist

GMP Food Manufacturing Audit Checklist

Used this template to review efficient processes and staff training on proper hygiene procedures. See template

ISO 9001:2015 Corrective Action Report Template

ISO 9001:2015 Corrective Action Report Template

This checklist is a detailed step-by-step guide aimed at initiating corrective action at an early stage. See template

GMP Compliance Checklist

GMP Compliance Checklist

A GMP compliance checklist is used to assess a manufacturing company's compliance with manufacturing reports. See template

5s Manufacturing Checklist

5s Manufacturing Checklist

This checklist helps your business increase productivity. See template

Supplier Audit Checklist

Supplier Audit Checklist

You can use this checklist to inspect your supplier’s department. See template

First Article Inspection (FAI) Report

First Article Inspection (FAI) Report

This template is used to document the manufacturing process of a new product. See template