Quick Response Quality Management (QRQM)

QRQM platform for apparel supply chain is a cloud-based computing platform with the use of network connected tablet devices to capture, highlight, and upload product defects information by gesture control. The product defects information (e.g. photo and diagram) nwill be stored in the cloud-based quality analysis server for data analysis and quality management. Charts and tables on quality analysis will be generated. This platform takes a proactive approach of quality monitoring and alert, which could help garment manufacturers face the short lead time in fast fashion supply chain.

Application

This platform is highly scalable and applicable to garment manufacturers with one to hundreds of production lines. The quality management audit function is also suitable for the industrial engineering department to conduct workplace quality and safety audit.

Technological Breakthrough

By making use of the latest mobile computing, cloud-based computing and telecommunication technologies, this platform provides real-time quality analysis and alert system for quality managers to proactively resolve quality problems. Quality manager can receive email or SMS alerts when systematic quality issues are captured by the QRQM platform. The quality prediction function also helps garment factory forecast potential quality defects, so that they can have a better production planning to minimise quality problem.

The user interface of the apps on the tablet devices is customised for garment factory quality control process. The user-friendly interface (e.g. gesture control for product defects categorisation) enables the front-line quality control staff to digitise product defects records in a few seconds.

Industry Benefit

The platform provides real time quality monitoring and alerts for garment factories. It is particularly suitable for SME garment manufacturers because the setup cost and hardware investment are low (e.g. monthly subscription from IT service provider), and the system is highly customisable for various garment production configurations. The proactive approach of quality management enables the factory to visualise quality problem in real time.

For larger scale garment manufacturers with multiple off-shore locations, this platform can help their headquarters to monitor the quality performance of all production lines in real time. Systematic quality problem can be resolved immediately and the platform avoids any shipment delay.

Licensing Details

A non-exclusive license covers the system source code as well as the right to apply and develop a Quick Response Quality Management System for the apparel supply chain based on the filed patent.

The research deliverable is now open for licensing. For more details, please contact us. (Email: info@hkrita.com; Tel: (852) 2627 0180)