SUNConferences, Computers and Industrial Engineering 42

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The Practical Application Of Iso 9001 And ISO/TS 16949 To The Mass Production Of Motor Industry Components
Peter George Blaine, P.J. Vlok, R. T. Dobson

Last modified: 2012-06-29


Quality, as a scientific concept, is a characteristic which is generally little understood and difficult to define. The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is an inter-governmental organisation based in Switzerland tasked with drawing up standards for a multitude of applications in business, government and society. The standards which specifically deal with quality are the ISO9000 series and, specifically for the motor industry, ISO/TS 16949.  These form the basis for ever more universally accepted standards for quality management systems.  ISO/TS 16949 is a derivative of ISO 9001 with additional requirements centred on the use of statistical tools with the purpose of developing manufacturing systems which will warrant that product and service comply perfectly with the customer’s specifications and requirements.  The objective is to eliminate the need to inspect outgoing or incoming product, saving time and expense while building confidence and trust between supplier and customer.

This paper describes the effects on a powder metallurgy facility which manufactured mass produced components principally for the motor industry. The techniques and principles developed can be used in any manufacturing facility with consequent savings in time and money. An example is given of the use of Pre-Control Charts to ensure the production of acceptable parts.  The use of Pre-Control Charting empowered and increased the motivation of factory personnel who, in the particular facility described, were generally often technically illiterate.

The importance of the application of asset care to all elements used in the  manufacturing process is stressed.

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