Quality or Quantity, what is the most important?

Temple, Texas
January 23, 2016 9:17am CST
In production, this is an issue , many in manufacturing have dealt with.We see all the commercials , telling us how important quality is , and how the maker assure the quality of the product.Quality is priority one, is what most will say. But what happens in a plant when production has been substandard all day long, and some time during the evening hours, a major machine break down occurs, causing 4 hours of down time? Either some one doesn't get there order that day, or , in some plants, mandatory over time goes into force, causing a crew, who is already exhausted, stays over to make the necessary needs. What do you think the chances of making a quality product are, under these conditions?
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@Marcyaz (36007)
• United States
23 Jan 16
They want both quality and quanity which sometimes is not easy to manage.
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@Marcyaz (36007)
• United States
24 Jan 16
@meltean59 Quality should always come before quanity.
@Dalane (705)
• United States
23 Jan 16
Under those circumstances, quality will suffer. I'm sure things like that happen all the time. Maybe that's why we have product recalls so often.
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• Temple, Texas
23 Jan 16
There are so many variables that can cause problems in production, We just don't realize the millions of issues.