How to Structure Your Quality Management (QM) Pillar Team

quality management Jun 19, 2024
How to Structure Your Quality Management (QM) Pillar Team

Team Composition

  • Diverse Team Members: Include members from quality, technology, production, warehousing, and laboratory to leverage a wide range of expertise and insights.
  • Involve Key Technologists: Ensure main technologists and process experts are part of the team to address material efficiency and process conditions effectively.
  • Team Leader: The pillar should be led by someone from the site management team, such as the quality manager or chief technologist, to ensure strong organizational alignment and support.


Focus Areas

  • Material and Defect Reduction: Focus on reducing quality-related material costs and defects by strengthening quality parameters and conditions within the process.
  • Comprehensive Approach: Ensure efforts cover all aspects of quality management, not just immediate defect reduction, to build robust and lasting quality systems.


Continuous Improvement

  • Systematic Analysis: Begin with a thorough analysis of defects and material costs to identify key areas for improvement.
  • Improvement Teams: Launch improvement teams to address top losses identified in the analysis, focusing on establishing stable process conditions.


Practical Implementation

  • Process Stability: Prioritize stabilizing critical process conditions to prevent defects rather than correcting issues post-production.
  • Early Wins: Target realistically solvable problems initially to achieve quick wins and build team motivation and credibility within the organization.


Additional Tips

  • Data-Driven Decisions: Base decisions on reliable data and ensure performance control systems focus on checking and maintaining process conditions rather than just end-product quality.



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