I would appreciate forms, instructions or whatever on this program. I think it is part of a corrective action process. Sorry I can't be more specific but it was sprung on me and I have no other information.
Dave, I have checked the ford website and found no reference to "5 phase". Nor is it mentioned in the Q1 requirements. Could it be they are talking about 5S? That is a requirement of Q!.
Also, Ford has revised their planning requirements for the 2004 model year, but nothing is printed about a "5 phase".
This was an inquiry from one of our remote facilities so I don't have too much info. I told our plant to see if they were really looking for a 5 why. I haven't officially heard if it is resolved but I sure would if it hadn't been.
I will check into 5S as it is quite possible that is what it was.
"5 -Phase" is GM's format for supplier corrective action
Dear Sam , perhaps they are referring to Ford's 8D? The "5 -Phase" is GM's format for supplier corrective action- a truncated 8D format that has a more severe focus on containment actions and verification of corrective action....I've heard a lot of people use the term "5-Phase ' interchangeably with 8D , espoecially by people who work with both formats... guess "5-Phase sounds cooler"!!