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Seventeen Non-Functional Airbags Installed in Vehicles – Why You Need Automotive Manufacturing Traceability

When a car crashes into an object, there’s a timeframe of 60 milliseconds to save the driver’s life. Six one-hundredths of a second are all it takes for the driver to make contact with the airbag. And if not the airbag, then the dashboard or windshield.

In an industry where milliseconds mean life or death, perfection is the standard.

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Don’t Let Defects Defeat You

In the manufacturing world, things don’t always go as planned. It’s common for manufacturers to end up with broken part tabs, scratched car doors or stripped screws.

This causes production slowdowns, long delays and low-quality products which ultimately leads to unhappy customers, lost revenue and possibly a dreaded recall. These consequences make defect tracking and reporting especially important.

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What is Intelligent Manufacturing?

“Intelligent manufacturing” (IM) means using the combined intelligence of people, processes and machines, to impact the overall economics of manufacturing. Its purpose is to optimize manufacturing resources, improve business value and safety, and reduce waste – both on the floor and in back office operations, all while meeting customer demands for delivery and quality.

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Three Mistakes You’ll Make Without Building Error Proofing into Your Production Process

Today’s manufacturers are not able to get by with low quality these days. Customer expectations are continuously rising, and the area to voice their dissatisfaction is continually growing. Manufacturers can’t afford to rely on paper-based processes to achieve their quality goals. So what happens when you ignore modern day error proofing?

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Top Five Causes of Manufacturing Quality Alerts and How to Avoid Them

For us to understand how to avoid a Quality Alert, we must understand what it is. By definition, a Quality Alert within the Manufacturing Industry is an official notification from the customer of the defects within a supplier’s delivered parts. In a typical manufacturing scenario, after a manufacturer receives a Quality Alert, the supplier is then required to construct and follow a remediation plan to avoid the described defects in all future deliveries.

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