QUALITY

The DieTech Industries Quality Department combines over 50 years of automotive experience to ensure that quality products are made and delivered on time to the customer each day. Classes are taught by the quality department to all team members in the philosophy of standardized work, 5s principles and lean manufacturing. The following list describes just some of our approaches to satisfy our commitment to quality.

New Projects

New projects are implemented using the automotive standard APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) techniques. Using this team approach ensures that all departments are aware of needed changes and items are launched with fewer mistakes. Data from statistical studies for key processes is analyzed to verify the process is not only capable but stable for regular manufacturing production.

Training

We use a unique training program created from the recognition that a well-rounded and well-trained employee is the greatest asset any company can have. Using standardized work techniques benchmarked from the Toyota Standardized work training method – team members are trained on every job in quality, productivity and safety before they operate the machine for the first time. Auditing of the training is conducted in the same manner using hand scanners on the factory floor. The team member is observed performing the job correctly and the training records for effectiveness are generated electronically.

 

Measurement

We have several types of measurement capability. A 3-Axis CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) using the latest version of PC-DMIS software is used to generate data precisely and accurately.

Custom built gages for specific applications can take statistical readings simulating “in-car” body positions for automotive stampings along with normal small measurement techniques. The acquisition of a Romer manual CMM allows us to scan and reverse engineer parts for quick die analysis, fabrication and repair.

Preventative Maintenance

Using actual run-time data that is entered automatically based on the machine and die usage, dies and equipment are scheduled for preventive maintenance and upgrades. With a visual management system used for continuous improvement to dies and equipment, we have created a world class benchmark in this area.

Corrective Action

We use the 8-d/5 Why problem solving method. It is important to use both methods to verify that a root cause for Why Made/Why Shipped has been generated and also a countermeasure for Why made/Why Shipped has been implemented and also verified along with needed document updates and changes. Updated documents are obtained only using our in-house developed job clock solution to verify that team members have the latest up to date training and documentation needed.

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