Quality is achieved when what you do matches your customers’ expectations. But, to analyse your product, you need not wait until the final model is in shape. Traditionally, in manufacturing, a reactive approach is adopted over proactive approach for quality control. For the Indian economy to grow, this perception about quality assurance needs to change. Many SMEs in India choose to rework on products as a norm due to the absence of advanced technology for optimum product processing. This leads to decreased productivity as the resources get invested in rectifying product defects, instead of developing new products. A shift in the approach for quality control is essential for India to narrow down the gap between Indian and international quality standards and evolve.
Get it right from the first step with IoT
To build a highly efficient system, organisations can leverage the benefits of the highly evolved IT industry to build cost-effective and customised tools. In recent times, IoT has brought ease in solving complex problems. Introducing IoT to your quality control processes can help you to keep a check on quality right from the inception stage till the completion of the overall product through multiple sensors. This directly translates to rectifying mistakes during the process, lesser probability of rework and rejection, and saving of time and money.
Making a difference in quality control with IoT
The largest bottler of Pepsi in India, RJ Corp, uses IoT to maintain a consistent quality control process. Embedding IoT sensors into machines helps them identify deviations immediately so as to make amendments right away. Now, they are able to consistently monitor and maintain quality standards, as well as avoid wastage. Adopting IoT has boosted their productivity and efficiency in such a rapid fashion that they are planning to utilise it to improve their machinery.
The major reason why IoT is able to yield valued results is that it aids in real-time management of devices. You can get constant updates on the functioning of the machine, thanks to the sensors and their rule-based alerts. So, when you upgrade to IoT, you can improve workforce productivity, reduce retention of items in the inventory, open windows for differential pricing, and drastically decrease the number of rejected parts.
Easy transformation with IoT
IoT journey has become easier than before across industries. Thanks to the readily usable code snippets and use cases available in the market today. To add value to your quality control methods, TeamViewer IoT has use cases such as Remote Assistance, Remote Operations and Data-and-Rule-Based Alarming and Reacting.
Data-and-Rule-Based Alarming and Reacting: Includes alert-based rules to generate target-based alerts in case of any unusual behaviour (for example, if a conveyor belt comes to a standstill) and reduce overall downtime.
Remote Assistance: Helps to remotely troubleshoot and fix technical issues quicker. If at all a technician is required, this use case will help them with all the necessary information needed to take further action.
internetKeeps in check the health of the machines and optimises their performance keeping in mind the overall environmental conditions. For example, switch settings when certain temperatures; humidity or wind conditions, are reached.
Investing in quality will reap benefits in manifold. And, with IoT making its presence beneficial, it is time that industries make the right decision of incorporating IoT into their quality procedures. This will help them to not lose the competitive edge in the global market and continue to deliver operational excellence.