Imagine that you oversee quality control for a production line in a candy company. The production line is responsible for filling 12 ounces of candy in packages labeled with weight of 12 oz.
Package weights need to be in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration regulations. Underweight packaging can cause issues with these regulatory groups and may also cause customer complaints. Overweight packages will reduce the profits and result in inaccurate costs for each package.
As a quality control manager, you are to maintain the mean weight of 12 ounces as labeled on the candy packages. You are tasked with defining a quality control technique to achieve this goal. Explain why you believe that this quality control technique will help the company achieve its quality control goal.
In your post,
- Based on your research, identify the acceptable weight range tolerance for the candy packages (i.e., plus or minus 1 ounce). Support your decision with credible sources.
- Explain in detail the quality control process you recommend.
- Explain why the process will be acceptable by government regulators.
- Explain how your technique would reject the out of limit packages.
Guided Response: Your initial response should be a minimum of 300 words in length.