Quality Mapping represents an extremely important method for building in quality in a process.
A quality map visualizes every single step of a process that transforms raw material from the first handling to the final product. In a map like this all specifications, required gauging and control methods, tooling, fixturing, any known technical problems, design specifications etc. are identified so that a complete picture of the process arises with all its influencing factors. This detailed visualization of every individual process step highlights the existing defects, deficits, shortcomings and contradictions and thus serves as an important roadmap for establishing robust processes respectively building in quality in a process.