Geneva Wheel Testing and Manufacturing

April 29, 2016

Opportunity: Lack of consistency in Geneva wheel production


Solution: Using Lean six sigma teachings we evaluated the opportunity using a cause and effect diagram, attempting to identify the root causes of the nonconforming Geneva wheels. After deliberating with our engineers and production team we were able to identify six potential root causes of non-conformance. With solutions in hand, we began to create measurement gauges and jigs to control non-conformance of our parts. Numerous attempts were made to detect the proper solution for non-conformance creating a quality check between processes and sub assemblies. Our solution was a stable jig, which gave us the ability to measure conformance to customer specifications closer than our tolerances for the Geneva wheel to insure our parts quality prior to it leaving our facility.


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