Most business common implications.
How will my measurements be affected if the product is out of calibration?
Inaccurate measurements may prevent verification of power levels or introduce other measurement uncertainties, errors and artifacts. Out-of-calibration instruments can result in design errors, production problems, end customer escalations, increased failure rates, audit non-compliance or even ultimately loss of business.
What are the most common implications of these issues to the business?
Uncalibrated tools produce unreliable measurement results that can't be certified to specifications and may violate product agreements or ISO/TL9000 standards with your customers and their network equipment vendors.
Design errors resulting from inaccurate measurements can result in ongoing issues throughout the product lifecycle including poor yields, inaccurate optical budgets, increased return rates and customer expectation mismatch.
Production costs can be elevated by increased re-work, reduced yield and inconsistencies between measurements.
Common Business impacts include:
- Lost revenue, customer complaints and increased costs.
- Quality audit failures.
- For end customers, repeat product quality issues with vendors often cause added cost, customer dissatisfaction and loss of business.