This post is part of a series. Catch the first post, 6 Things to Include in Your Product Specification Document to Avoid Product Design Pitfalls, here. In this blog post, we'll discuss what you need to include in the quality control section of your PSD.
To create a detailed quality control section in your product specification document, you’ll want to include the following five areas:
Corrective action procedures
Quality control personnel
Let’s dig into each in detail.
Define the quality standards that your product must meet. These standards should be clear and easy to understand. They should also be measurable to verify that your product meets the standards.
Define the procedures to ensure your product meets the quality standards. This should include information on the testing equipment and the testing process. It should also include information on how you will record the testing results.
Define the inspection procedures to ensure that your product meets the quality standards. This should include information on the inspection equipment and the inspection process. It should also include information on how you will record the inspection results.
Define the corrective action procedures that you will use if your product does not meet the quality standards. This should include information on how you will identify the cause of the problem and how you will fix it. It should also include information on how you will prevent the problem from happening again in the future.
Define the documentation procedures that you will use to record all quality control activities. This should include information on how you will document the testing and inspection results, corrective actions taken, and any other quality control activities.
Define the roles and responsibilities of the personnel involved in quality control. This should include information on who will perform the testing and inspection procedures, who will be responsible for identifying and correcting problems, and who will be responsible for documenting all quality control activities.
Quality control is a critical aspect of any manufacturing process. It ensures that products meet specific quality standards and are safe for use.
Including the information mentioned above in the quality control section of your production specification document will help ensure that your products meet the highest quality standards. It will also help you build a good reputation for producing high-quality products.
To help you get started, we’ve developed a product specification workbook and worksheet, essentially a “paint by numbers.”
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