Kobetsu Kaizen in manufacturing with TPM

Kobetsu Kaizen

What is Kobetsu Kaizen? Kobetsu Kaizen, which translates to “focused improvement” is a continuous improvement strategy to make incremental changes to specific processes or machines. It emphasizes eliminating waste, reducing cycle time, improving quality and boosting productivity. Kobetsu Kaizen is a Japanese term that means Targeted Improvement or Focused improvement. It is one of the … Read more

5S Audit Check Sheets for manufacturing

5S Audit Check Sheets

There are 5S Audit check sheets in detail. So below are the audit sheets. Read about all audit sheets. Add your company-related points to expand these check sheets. Audit Sheet: Seiri S.No Check Items Description Score 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 Materials and Parts Does the RM or WIP include unneeded material? 2 … Read more

How to do coherence of documents and standard management

Standard Management

Purpose: To have coherence between all the documents like Customer Inspection Standard of parts with Control Plan, Operation Standard, Inspection Standard & Packing Standard. Defining the standards properly can prevent rejection and rework and thus Improve OEE and COPQ. Responsibility : S.No Activity   Responsibility Frequency 1 Review of the Standards/ Format/ WI/ Procedures etc. … Read more

Procedure for handling abnormality in Quality

Handling abnormality in quality

Purpose: To understand clearly what is abnormality & abnormal situations and to make operators understand abnormality & abnormal situations and to further standardize the rules & routes to handle such situations. To learn about handling abnormality in quality. Table of Contents

How to manage initial supply control during SOP after NPD?

Initial Supply Control

Purpose of initial supply control Special control needs to be exercised during the initial phase of mass production when one of the above items occurs to collect sufficient data to judge whether the mass production can be continued using the existing process. So this is the purpose of initial supply control. It is also called … Read more

A simple method to learn about APQP | Procedure of APQP


Purpose of APQP : To define the procedure for APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) activities including various stages of development of Prototype/Product sample, Pre-launch, Production and mass production. To facilitate communication with all concerned within the organization and also with Suppliers and customers to ensure that all required steps are completed on time.     Scope … Read more

Process capability | Cp and Cpk calculation with example

Process capability

Process Capability Process capability is a statistical measure of the ability of a process to consistently produce output within specified limits. It quantifies the ability of a process to meet customer requirements and expectations. It is done by assessing the spread and centering of process output relative to predetermined specifications. Process capability is a statistical … Read more

Check sheet in 7 QC Tools | Benefits of Check Sheet

Check Sheet in 7 QC Tools

Check Sheet The check sheet is a systematic and organized method of collecting data in a simple table form for analysis of the process. It is also called a Tally sheet. It is one of the basic 7 QC Tools. Uses of check sheet: When to use a Check Sheet? Check Sheet Procedure : Benefits … Read more

Internal Audit Checklists as per IATF 16949

Internal Audit Checklists

Internal audit checklists are the checkpoints of different departments to perform an internal quality system audit. It covers all the requirements as per ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards with updated sanctioned interpretations. (IATF SIs). All departments like Production, quality, maintenance, purchase, store, marketing, top management, Human resources etc. Internal Audit Checklist for Top Management: … Read more

Control of documents and records procedure

Documents & Records control

Purpose: To establish a procedure for identification, preparation, approval, issue, amendment and numbering of documents and records to ensure availability of pertinent issues of documents at the places of use as per IATF 16949:2016 Scope: This process is applicable for all types of documents & records used within a Qualty Management System. It covers Quality … Read more