Total Quality Organization Thro’ People: 8-D Ate Thy Problems
(2008), ‘A Total Quality Organisation Through People: (Part 18): 8-D ate thy problems FOUNDRY, An Indian Journal For Progressive Metal Casters, Vol XX, No 6, Nov/Dec
8 Pages Posted: 3 May 2012 Last revised: 15 Aug 2014
Date Written: November 1, 2008
Foundries provide bread and butter to the Foundrymen. If the butter gains-up unsaturated fats (defects), the health of a foundry may be threatened, and so on… impacting the people’s (Foundrymen’s) health too. The purpose of this paper is to look at the aberrations in the whole perspective of problem creation and problem solving and how a dedicated defect abatement process can be launched.
The paper illustrates the Failure of a ‘Five Why’ process, and the use of a 5W-2H programme to analyse the defect case.
The limitation for launching a Corrective Action (CA) to abate defects for once, Preventive Action (PA) to abate defects for all times, and subsequent necessity of a Global 8-D programme to use augmented competence is described, with the process map encompassing the journey from D1 to D8. The steps and their mandates describe that successful determination of due Escape points can continually equip the organisation for an ever increasing competency to defect abatement/Problem solving. Some examples of logical problems are exemplified, with special treatment to that of Blow Holes.
Keywords: SET, SEAT, ‘Five Why’ analysis, 6W-1H analysis, Blow Holes casting defect, Quality Control, Problem Solving Attitude and Discipline, CA, PA
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