Relying on paper forms to complete your Incoming Quality Control Processes (IQC) invites opportunities for human error, missing data, and material or product flaw oversight.
Digitizing your Incoming Quality Control forms for use on computers and mobile devices (like tablets) enables users to improve the quality of collected data while prioritizing efficiency. This is accomplished via powerful, digital features and embedded form logic. Here are a few ways mobile forms and digital data capture will improve your Incoming Quality Control Process:
- More thorough, timely data capture
Data captured within mobile forms is instantly available for review, no matter your location. Real-time access to input data allows back-office personnel, supervisors, and more, to instantly act on IQC process needs – reducing delays and improving communication.
- Higher quality IQC data
With Conditional Logic, your mobile forms can easily guide and enforce data capture. For example, using Required fields, specific form fields can become mandatory in response to input data, ensuring critical information is captured prior to form submission.
- Real-time insights and trend analysis
With ad hoc and scheduled reports, incoming IQC data can be instantly used to garner compelling insights and identify obstacles to productivity.
- New data types illustrate material damage and/or inconsistencies
When inspecting raw materials and incoming products, it is vital that inconsistencies and flawed goods are thoroughly documented. With new visual data types, like Images, photos of damaged or inconsistent materials can be easily input into mobile IQC forms, and easily annotated with arrows or Sketches. Product and material information can also be easily populated within mobile form fields using Barcode Scanning – simplifying the input of information already within your database (e.g. SKU numbers, product names, price, etc.).
- Automated Workflows streamline escalations
With Automated Workflows, daily tasks, like form delivery, reports, and database updates, can be completely automated – reducing time spent on administrative tasks and streamlining the delivery of critical information. Automated Workflows also expedite the escalation of information (e.g. delivery issues, product flaws, etc.) to supervisors and third-party collaborators.
To learn more about how mobile forms and digital data capture can improve your quality control, workfloor safety, and communication, check out this quick blog post, or explore our collection of customer case studies.