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Quality Assurance and Quality Control Programs when properly implemented are no more than a common sense approach to management of a project. The same principles apply to making donuts and outer-space vehicles. The QA/QC Program is intended to ensure that products are made in accordance with specifications, regulations, and company directives. The QA/QC Program is a tool to help assure that all directions have been followed.

These Programs have been in use from the time of construction of the pyramids. Only the name has changed. In the past 50 years, the Program has been made more formal and has become a paper-chase machine. The real objective of the Program is to ensure that the product is properly made or the service is properly performed. Some documentation of these activities is necessary, but the real objective is to ensure quality of the product, not quantity of paper.

Reedy Engineering has helped others to reduce costs associated with Quality Programs. When properly implemented, Quality Programs will save money, not increase costs. If the Program does not save money, it is being improperly implemented and is completely ineffective.

Because many Quality Programs are perceived as a waste of money, they are often ignored. This results in errors and omissions, unacceptable work, and lawsuits. We have helped many companies to overcome these issues.
Reedy Engineering provides clients with a complete spectrum of quality assurance and quality control services. Our staff has extensive QA/QC experience in design, procurement, manufacturing, fabrication, construction, installation, operations, maintenance, and modifications. Reedy Engineering's practical experience in QA, coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of industry requirements, allows us to serve client needs promptly and effectively. Call upon Reedy Engineering for QA/QC assistance in program evaluation, development, manual and procedure review and preparation, vendor surveillance, receipt inspection and testing programs, audits, and training.

  • Audits
  • ASME Code Application
  • Program Review and Development
  • Inspection Techniques
  • Vendor Surveillance
  • Expert Testimony
  • Training
  • Practical approaches to implementation of Codes and Standards

Quality Assurance programs should reduce costs. If this is not true, the program is faulty and should be evaluated for practical revisions to be made.


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