Suggestions for quick & effective solution for Continuous Improvement Requirements

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friendbillw

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I am recently hired as Quality Manager. ISO audit is a month away. We are scrambling for a quick and meaningful solution for our Continuous Improvement Requirement. Believe me, my current company has a great deal of room for improvement, but I would like some suggestion of a process that I can implement (and verify its effectiveness) in a few short weeks. We are an aerospace manufacturer specializing in milling and turning. I would appreciate a few suggestions from people who might have been in a similar situation.
 
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Re: Suggestions for quick & effective solution for Continous Improvement Requirements

I am recently hired as Quality Manager. ISO audit is a month away. We are scrambling for a quick and meaningful solution for our Continuous Improvement Requirement. Believe me, my current company has a great deal of room for improvement, but I would like some suggestion of a process that I can implement (and verify its effectiveness) in a few short weeks. We are an aerospace manufacturer specializing in milling and turning. I would appreciate a few suggestions from people who might have been in a similar situation.
Pick scrap. Improve quality and reduce cost are drivers. Collect scrap info by machine, by process, by part, pareto, find root causes, implement C/A.
 

Colin

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Re: Suggestions for Continuous Improvement Requirements

Sometimes organisations are looking for big, impressive improvements - which is great but they don't normally come along that often.

Why not look for smaller, incremental improvements? These may come out of your internal audits or planning activities. It may be that you have been able to reduce the amount of paperwork involved in a process or as previously suggested, using the system has saved wastage, etc.

Small improvements often go by unnoticed, make a note of them when they do happen and you might be surprised what you have achieved.
 

somashekar

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Re: Suggestions for quick & effective solution for Continous Improvement Requirements

I am recently hired as Quality Manager. ISO audit is a month away. We are scrambling for a quick and meaningful solution for our Continuous Improvement Requirement. Believe me, my current company has a great deal of room for improvement, but I would like some suggestion of a process that I can implement (and verify its effectiveness) in a few short weeks. We are an aerospace manufacturer specializing in milling and turning. I would appreciate a few suggestions from people who might have been in a similar situation.
If you have made some improvements based on some of your CA and PA, based on your audit results, based on decisions taken in the management reviews, you are continually improving. There is nothing specifically required to be done by you under title "Continual improvement"
Now I guess you can suddenly see your continual improvements ~~~
 
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kmyers

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Re: Suggestions for quick & effective solution for Continuous Improvement Requirement

Once you get through the audit you may want to take a look at Norm Bodek's book Quick & Easy Kaizen. I have taken the basic premise of what Norm speaks about and tailored it to fit a couple different companies that I have worked at.

It takes the onus of change off the management team and facilitates the power to the shop floor. It impresses the value of quick, cheap and easy changes that can take place immediately with little or no cost.

If you are interested pm me and I can send you a overview presentation I came up with for this. It may appease your auditor if you show proof that you are actively pursuing a documented system to put in place.
 

RoxaneB

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Re: Suggestions for quick & effective solution for Continuous Improvement Requirement

Some quick Kaizen projects may be the way to go, as already suggested by kmeyers. Getting input from and involving the people that actually work in the area is key at not only implementing the improvement but sustaining it, as well. The low-cost approach appeals to management. Win-win. :agree1:
 

Randy

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Re: Suggestions for quick & effective solution for Continuous Improvement Requirement

The number 1 way should have already been done....Your OBJECTIVES themselves....Accomplishment of OBJECTIVES is improvement

Then you have CA & PA (especially PA)

Just do what 8.5.1 says and forget the fancy stuff
 
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