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Konstantin Stavrou
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posted 18 August 2000 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Konstantin Stavrou   Click Here to Email Konstantin Stavrou     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the difference between corrective & preventive action and continuous improvement projects?
When do I define a corrective action and when do I make a continuous improvement project?


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posted 18 August 2000 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam   Click Here to Email Sam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I- Corrective action: Action take to correct and prevent recurrence of an existing defect/problem. Used to correct defects/problems in parts,processes and systems.

2- Preventive action: Action taken to prevent a potential defect/Problem.
Review FMEA's to determine the need, utilize mistake proofing.

3- Continuous Improvement: Action taken to improve products/processes that are in a state of control.
Improve Cpk for processes, improve information flow for systems. Adopt JIT, lean manufacturing, review new technology.

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Marc Smith
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posted 18 August 2000 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Smith   Click Here to Email Marc Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are a number of threads here you might want to visit including: and and

The first thread is pretty lengthy. Recently I read a good one:

Corrective Action - The nonconformance finds you.

Preventive Action - You find the nonconformance.

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