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Defect Reduction on a Shop Floor in a Very Small Scale Industry
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(May 18, 2020)
     

This case demonstrates application of data based cooperative problem solving techniques by shop floor personnel in a very small scale unit. They have participated in data collection and analysis, brain storming and cause and effect analysis to find out causes of defects in two core production stages – Moulding and Deflashing. They have been finally able to decrease overall rejection from existing 7.74% to 1.5% for a Rubber Part component supplied to some of the well known customers.

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