GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2023
Must-Know Production Quality Metrics
Highlights: The Most Important Production Quality Metrics
- 1. First Pass Yield (FPY)
- 2. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
- 3. Defect Density
- 4. Cycle Time
- 5. Throughput
- 6. Rework Rate
- 7. Scrap Rate
- 8. Downtime
- 9. On-time Delivery Rate
- 10. Capacity Utilization
- 11. Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
- 12. Setup Time
- 13. Takt Time
- 14. Supplier Quality Index (SQI)
- 15. Customer Complaints / Returns
Table of Contents
Production Quality Metrics: Our Guide
In today’s business world, understanding production quality metrics is vital for any industry. Recently, a new study unveiled essential metrics every manufacturer should comprehend to maximize efficiency. This blog post provides a comprehensive look at these must-know metrics, their impact on production quality and how to most effectively use them for operational success.
First Pass Yield
Measures the percentage of products manufactured correctly without any rework or adjustments during the first attempt.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Assesses the effectiveness of production equipment by considering availability, performance, and quality.
The number of defects or errors found in a product, usually expressed per unit or per million units. Lower defect density indicates higher production quality.
The total time taken to complete a production process, from start to finish. Shorter cycle times indicate higher production efficiency.
The rate at which products are produced in a given time period, indicating the production capacity of a process or equipment.
The percentage of products that require rework or repair before they can be shipped to the customer. A lower rework rate indicates higher production quality.
The percentage of materials or products that are discarded during the production process due to defects or non-conformity. Lower scrap rates indicate higher production quality.
The amount of time production equipment is non-operational due to planned maintenance or unplanned breakdowns.
On-Time Delivery Rate
The percentage of products delivered to the customers within the agreed-upon delivery time.
Measures the actual production level as a percentage of the maximum production capacity. Higher capacity utilization indicates better equipment usage and production efficiency.
Cost Of Poor Quality
The financial cost incurred due to production defects, including rework, scrap, and warranty claims. Lower COPQ indicates better production quality and cost management.
The amount of time it takes to prepare production equipment for a new product or process. A shorter setup time indicates higher production flexibility and efficiency.
The time available to produce a product divided by the customer demand, helping to determine the required production pace.
Supplier Quality Index
A rating of supplier’s ability to meet quality standards, based on factors such as defect rates, on-time delivery, and responsiveness.
The number of complaints or product returns from customers due to quality issues. A lower rate of customer complaints and returns indicates better production.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are production quality metrics and why are they important?
What are some common production quality metrics used in manufacturing?
How can production quality metrics help improve customer satisfaction?
How can production quality metrics contribute to cost reduction?
Can production quality metrics be applied to industries other than manufacturing?
How we write these articles
We have not conducted any studies ourselves. Our article provides a summary of all the statistics and studies available at the time of writing. We are solely presenting a summary, not expressing our own opinion. We have collected all statistics within our internal database. In some cases, we use Artificial Intelligence for formulating the statistics. The articles are updated regularly. See our Editorial Guidelines.