It might be old news, but its still true; the lowest cost comes from having the highest quality.
Something I explored in my feature published in April US tech; “Moving from quality assurance to quality control”.
Control to prevent errors is more productive than adding more stages of defect detection. Supporting ‘lean manufacturing’ and CAPA (Corrective And Preventative Action) initiatives.
MES solutions offer the ‘control’ needed at the shop floor.