The introduction of globalization has increased the level of competition in markets while opening new opportunities for new competitors. Local business therefore need to take this as a challenge rather than an exclusion phase. The higher need for consumer loyalty for the goods and services is part of the related challenge.
It also calls for higher sustainability for the product of the consumer needs with reliance on the firm’s social impact. There are also same opportunities which are posed with the entry of firms into the new markets into the global scene. Through catered actions which rely on the quality of the goods and services offered.
Evolution of Quality Management
Quality management is a broad term which touches on different levels of maturity attained by a firm. Over the years, quality management has evolved with similarity in ages through the four basic stages. Passing the statistical quality control marks the first stage for the inspection of goods and services. It is followed closely with the stage for quality systematic management with the final stage being the strategic quality management.
There are various tasks which hare part of the food industry manufacturing process which includes the overall operating system of quality control. A major task for the firm’s is with the ensuring compliance with the sanitary standards and compliance requirements of legislation. In relation to the food safety standards it includes the critical control points, good manufacturing practices and the system hazard analysis.
There is the need for the procedures listed to help in the control of pests, insects, rodents and other pests. The procedure is inclusive of cleaning and sanitation of the equipment of the industrial plant and storage areas.
The worker’s personal hygiene who are involved in the process lines need to uphold the proper food handling procedures. There should be a monitoring of the food handling safety standards to be met. There needs to be a cooperation of between the product, engineering, research and development which must liaise with the quality control development for further improving the manufacturing process.
Quality Management Support Structure
The implementation of the quality must be oriented in a manner for the quality management which is applied in systems and tools. This is for improving the product, process while increasing the levels of quality business and ensuring the satisfaction of customers.
The food industry’s quality department call for the tools, system and techniques as part of the process. The choice for the application of the firm’s strategies and technical know-how of the workers. This calls for the change of the quality department enforcement regulations to ensure the food handling standards are met in the food industry.