What is an intuitive quality dashboard and why is it valuable?

Imagine that you’re driving your car and a small red light starts flashing behind the steering wheel. The moment you see it, you immediately know what to do. What does this have to do with dashboards? Well, everything actually – the automotive industry was first to use the term for the instrument panel giving drivers practical information at a glance. And, while the role of the dashboard has evolved over time, tracking progress, alerting to time-sensitive issues, and keeping users up-to-date are still some of its most important benefits.

Quality dashboards are not that much different than those mentioned in the example above. They give manufacturers quick access to quality data and provide them with visual snapshots, clear metrics, and KPIs.

Use quality dashboards to zoom in and out

Manufacturers collect large amounts of data to ensure their products meet the highest quality standards. But monitoring processes, analyzing data, and making it accessible at all times can be a cumbersome task, especially when dealing with hundreds of products.

Quality dashboards simplify that work by enabling users to filter and summarize relevant information into easy-to-understand visual snapshots. So, whether you zoom in to analyze performance on the production line or zoom out for high-level overviews per department, dashboards can be developed to fit those requirements.

Make informed decisions

Just like the flickering light behind the steering wheel, when using a dashboard, pressing issues are brought to the surface. This allows decision-makers to take action promptly without having to dig up information or look for answers in good old Excel.

Whether you’re against the clock or not, it’s much easier to be in control when your data is tailored. Even more so when it can be designed to meet the demands of specific roles.

There are many users involved in the manufacturing process – from plant floor operators to supervisors, managers, and engineers – each one of these has different requirements, different needs. Customized quality dashboards can boost efficiency and improve communications by dispersing only the data that makes sense for each of these users.

Be in the driver’s seat with AlisQI quality dashboards

The AlisQI intuitive dashboards bring together real-time information from QC, QESH, and DMS. Manufacturers who are used to monitoring their products manually with Excel spreadsheets experience the AlisQI dashboards as a revelation.

This is what happened to Allnex, a manufacturer of resins for the automotive industry. The quality team was responsible for manually keeping track of 500 different resins – an impossible task. In practice, only a handful of products were monitored with any regularity. The AlisQI platform displays on a dashboard the performance of all 500 resins, which are now monitored continuously, leading to a much more consistent product offering.

Spend 30 seconds to see how easy it is to create a quality dashboard and add relevant metrics to it.

AlisQI customers create many dashboards – per department, production line, meeting, function, and more. With smart quality management, these can be developed to fully meet any requirements.

Kompak, a manufacturer with over 60 years of experience in the packaging industry also enjoys the versatility of quality dashboards. Production checks and processes are registered in AlisQI and visualized, an improvement that proved very popular and useful on the shop floor.

Conclusion

Quality dashboards can ease data overload, surface pressing issues, and improve access to quality information. They are highly versatile tools that can be customized to fit different needs, allowing users to act promptly and work efficiently.

The AlisQI intuitive dashboards display real-time information retrieved from QC, QESH, and DMS. They cut through complexity and optimize reporting giving users a clear picture of process performance and improvement opportunities.

Should there still be any unanswered questions, do not hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, visit our case studies section to read about customers who successfully use quality dashboards and the benefits they enjoy.

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