Given the widespread use of these tools among enterprises and frequent trainings carried out, it is quite mysterious that most enterprises still report they have trouble effectively using the five tools. Although some enterprises have put in place and implemented the basic procedures for the five tools, the procedures are far from meeting the practical needs of enterprises. This means project teams are not capable of flexibly and effectively integrating these tools with their products and operation modes.
In this ever-changing and rapidly developing age, the capability of keeping up with the latest technological progress and creating new development opportunities is considered as the competitiveness of an enterprise. In order to help enterprises to master the five tools of quality management and enhance the communications and cooperation among them, Bureau Veritas, together with Ofilm, a benchmark enterprise of Jiangxi Province, hosted the "Application of Quality Management Five Tools Workshop" on May 11. The workshop was attended by more than 60 people, including key personnel from Ofilm's R&D, Quality and other departments and representatives from Fortune 500 companies and large public companies in Jiangxi Province.
At the meeting, Bureau Veritas' senior lecturer Mr. Wang described in great detail the purposes, underlying mechanisms, processes and methods of the five tools. Through case studies, Q&A, and application-oriented discussions, the present guests were given an opportunity to learn the basic knowledge and skills about the five tools and improve their capabilities of applying these tools for assessment and continuous improvement of existing products and processes.
In the training, trainees from different enterprises enthusiastically interacted with each other and made profound exchanges and discussions about the problems and solutions from their quality management experiences, so as to complement each other with their respective strengths. Meanwhile, the enterprise representatives expressed their appreciation for this study and the exchange platform provided by Ofilm and for the excellent sharing of Bureau Veritas' lecturer, where they acquired a lot of theoretical knowledge which will be very helpful to their future work. In addition, the representatives received some systematic and effective analyses and solutions about their practical problems, which will help them with project management and continuous improvement of products and processes.
In the context of increasingly intensified market competition and prevalence of information technology, it has increasingly been one of the top concerns across industries and businesses on how to increase product quality while reducing costs, thus holding an advantageous position in the market. The five tools in quality management are Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). They play a critical role in preventing quality incidents and improving quality, saving time and increasing efficiency, reducing waste and cutting down costs.