In the garment industry, quality control is practiced right from the initial stage of sourcing raw materials to the final stage of producing finished garment. In our industry, competition is exceptionally high amongst fashion brands. If your quality is not up to mark, you risk failing to meet industry and customer demands, waste a great deal of time, money and resources and inevitably fall behind your competition.
A garment manufacturing quality management system (QMS) assures that certain policies and tasks are clearly defined to meet buyer requirements related to quality control and assurance system that documents processes, procedures, planning, responsibilities and task for achieving quality goals and policies to meet buyer requirements.A quality management system is focused on customer requirements and satisfaction through combine effort of whole organization management by setting up a work standard.
There Are 2 Main Factors in Quality Management System-
A good quality management system assures that proper planning is in place to maintain consistency for uniform quality of the material in process and various stages of garment manufacturing. Quality Assurance (QA) is the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service or facility to maximize the probability that standards of quality are being attained by the production process.
The Cost of Quality
Cost Of quality in the garment industry is a means to quantify the total cost involved in quality-related efforts and defects pertaining to a manufactured garment product. The cost of quality can be divided into two categories, the cost of good quality and the cost of poor quality. Most manufacturers do not actually know about their quality costs. A lot of resources are consumed in finding and correcting mistakes in the merchandising process. Every time there is change in a particular garment the cost of quality increases. The cost of quality is a collective spending of resources in order to satisfy a customer or to achieve the required attributes. Therefore a great quality management system improves an organization's effectiveness and efficiency over a period of time.
Why Bluekaktus Quality Management System Is the Way to Go?
It's important to understand the quality-related nuances of all the functions and stitch them together for a comprehensive framework.
The apparel industry has gained momentum in the digital transformation of design, development, production & logistics, but lags significantly in the digitized quality management process. Manufacturers & brands still use a reactive approach to quality control which is managed either manually or through disparate quality applications.
BlueKaktus offers comprehensive operational visibility that helps in identifying issues proactively. Automating end-to-end quality management processes enables you to easily monitor quality across the product lifecycle.
BlueKaktus fashion quality management software caters to Real-time Quality Assurance through its Quality Module. The most important benefit of this garment software is Mobile App for hassle-free inspection and quality checks. Quality Controllers can select and approve slots updated by vendors and plan their visits accordingly. Also, Quality Manager can keep track of all inspection activities being carried out on a real-time basis.
Quality Module Can Help You Save Greatly in Terms of Time and Cost. Some Major Advantages Include-
●Availability of real-time information to the concerned person(s)
●Capturing of pictures through Mobile, assisting in on-time Defects Redressal
●On-field generation of reports by QC
●Micromanagement of processes by Quality Manager through Geotagging
●Inbuilt AQL charts which assist in selecting Standard Sample Size
●Pre-defined criteria for the sample to be passed
●Quality Dashboard providing analysis of defects visually
●Proactively identify problems at early stages
●Reduces production quality costs by 15-20%
●Digital inspection certificates & approvals
●Manages multiple defect levels and variable AQL levels
●Workflow Calendars to set up milestones
●Tracks progress in real-time
With BlueKaktus Quality Module in place, it would become easier for Quality personnel to plan, schedule audits and track every stage of Inspection and update defects real-time. Besides saving time, analysis of defects also prove useful in reducing the cost of rework substantially.