Quality control is an important part of the hospitality furniture manufacturing process. From design, to implementation, to maintenance. Without quality control, there is no guarantee a product will meet quality requirements.
Tip #1: The easiest way to ensure quality control is to work with a domestic manufacturer.
Tip #2: Use this hospitality furniture quality control checklist to ensure a high-quality finished product.
What is Quality Control for Hospitality Furniture?
Quality control maintains or improves product quality while reducing and eliminating errors. Thanks to quality control, you receive your product free from defects, on time, and without extra cost.
An effective quality control process is more than catching defects at the end of the production process. It involves:
- Checking materials upon arrival
- Monitoring the production process and ensuring there is little to no variation
- Reviewing the product design and fixing any issues immediately
- Keeping an eye on idle materials and product for quality issues
- All staff monitoring materials, in-progress designs, and final products throughout the process
Constant review catches problems early, solves them more efficiently, and saves you money and time. Strict quality control procedures are also less likely to place your customers at risk because of poorly made or damaged products.
Impact of Poor Quality Hospitality Furniture
Poor quality is costly. Not only for you, but also for your hotel guests.
For your supply chain, poor quality control means:
- Rework, redesign, retesting
- Expensive downtime & overtime
- Damaged reputation
- Losing future projects
- Disrupted project schedule
- Product that doesn't meet specs or design vision
All of these manufacturing consequences will affect your guests as well. Faulty furniture can be dangerous, and the sheer amount of wear is more likely to bring out any defects very quickly.
Quality control processes help address these issues before they reach you and your guests. If your vendor isn’t dedicated to strict quality control, your guests are ultimately the ones who suffer.
How do you know if your product will meet your standards? Create a quality control checklist so your hospitality furniture manufacturer understands your requirements. Have them fill it out, AND visit their facilities to fill it out yourself.