Missing measuring equipment

#1
Hello,

I have some measuring equipment that we can't find for months.
My intent is to take it out from internal list.
What more needs to be done?
Nobody in the company has idea where it could be, I assume some of the operators took it out from company.

Thank you in advance
 
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Johnny Quality

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#2
You could use this as evidence to push for more housekeeping in your organisations processes and culture (5S or otherwise). It could very well be misplaced/lost.

I assume the measuring equipment is something small and not a CMM or anything like that?
 
#3
Yes it is something small. I am sure we will not find anymore and can't keep it in the list also. The calibration should be done or should have been done. I thought making a list and training everyone to isolate it in case it are fond and take out of the list of measunring equipment. If found and ok at calibration it will be reintroduced.
Is anything more I can do from my side?
The 5S I am pushing but still have this issue. I try giving the equipment on each operator if possible.
 

Johnny Quality

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#4
That depends on what "your side" is. How much clout and persuasion do you have in your organisation?

Also how much inconvenience does a missing measuring equipment create? Will it hold up production? Cost lots to replace? Do you have spares? Is it bespoke or something off the shelf? Can you even replace it?
 

chris1price

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#5
I would recommend opening an NCR or CAPA to record the issue, and also reviewing the product that has been measured as you can't show the equipment was within calibration.

Its good practice to record the location where the product was supposed to be in the calibration or asset records.
 

outdoorsNW

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#6
Keep the item in your list with a status that will trigger a calibration if it turns up, something along the lines of inactive or missing. Tools sometimes turn up a year or more later in really strange places, so having the record is useful when a tool is found after everybody has forgotten about it.
 

normzone

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#7
Yes to [outdoorsNW] comment - I used to maintain a list of active, retired, and inactive tools.

Auditors got to see the active and retired lists. If something on the inactive list surfaced during a routine calibration event, then it was moved to the active list. Retired was damaged tools or those belonging to employees that left the company.
 
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