How to ensure Your Company is Running Efficiently?

Whether your company is manufacturing anime merch, selling foods and so forth, you’ve probably wondered what makes it tick.

Why Safety and Quality is Important in Companies?

You might have taken note of the employees who seem enthusiastic and energetic, but you might also have noticed employees who seem lethargic and uninterested. Any company worth its salt must be concerned with two things above all others: 

  • Ensuring the safety of its employees and;
  • Maintaining high-quality products and services. 

A company must be safety conscious in order to ensure that its employees stay safe and productive. Furthermore, a company must take quality control very seriously in order to ensure that its products and services meet the standards and expectations of its customers. So why is safety and quality control important in companies?

Employees are the Company’s most Valuable Assets

Employees are your company’s most valuable asset. They are the ones who make up your company’s core competencies. These competencies will determine the market niche the company can occupy, and therefore the success of the company. 

Employers generally have a difficult time finding employees who possess the skills and experience to meet the needs of their organizations. This is especially true in industries where automation has replaced certain tasks and where there is a high turnover of employees. 

Employees must be Encouraged to Report Incidents

In addition to the duty to report unsafe work and excessive risks, employees must be encouraged to report incidents that pose a serious risk of injury or illness. This duty is known as the ‘integrity’ duty. 

The integrity duty requires employees to report incidents, accidents, and other matters that are in violation of the law or of the employer’s policies, procedures, or guidelines. Employees are encouraged to report incidents that pose a serious risk of injury or illness because these will help the employer to comply with the law. 

The law requires employers to protect employees from hazards that pose a serious risk of injury or illness. The law also provides employees with the right to refuse work that puts them at risk of injury or illness.

Quality control and the tasks of quality management

When quality control and quality management is about the quality of a company – this affects all possible areas, such as manufacturing and its various processes, such as the materials or processes used or service. Before launchingsite, experts have to check its quality.

What are the tasks of quality management?

Quality management is an important interface in the company, where many of the individual areas in the company come together to accelerate processes, among other things.

Specialists and executives in quality management not only have to constantly control the production processes e.g. planning, material procurement, construction and production, but also the processes outside of production e.g. marketing, product management and logistics in order to work out options to harmonize individual areas. That is why quality management has different work areas and correspondingly different tasks.

Tasks in production

  • Develop quality systems that can be used anywhere in the company
  • Monitoring and control of the production processes in the company, with a focus on compliance with official standards such as ISO, VDA etc.
  • Creation and regular updates of a guideline to openly define the quality values ​​in the company for all employees
  • Recording of production errors, for example, in order to be able to correct and avoid them
  • Cost control in the company
  • Appropriate use of quality techniques in manufacturing processes
  • Defining a company’s goals for the future, as well as planning these goals in advance

Tasks in material testing

  • Check on the arrival of goods/supplies and their condition
  • Analysis of the material with a focus on function and possible loss of quality, e.g. caused by shipping
  • Evaluation and recording through test reports
  • Development of strategies in the field of material testing
  • Digitization in databases
  • Material technology advice

Advisory tasks

  • Determination of the quality requirements of the company as well as the national and international customers
  • Responsibility and support with customer complaints
  • Guarantee of cooperation between individual company areas
  • Training of new employees
  • Continuous advice center for questions regarding quality, sales processes and problems
  • Evaluate decisions in the company, such as the choice and evaluation of suppliers

The aim of quality management is to combine and improve areas in the company in order to be able to work more efficiently and to save costs in the long term.