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In an attempt to catch, and hopefully overtake, its competitors Lucas Industries plc has implemented modern production techniques in a major period of reorganisation. The relocation of one business to a greenfield site is discussed. Manufacturing methods adopted include modular layout,...
The result of a Teaching Company Scheme between the University of NewcastleuponTyne and Eaton Ltd axle division, Newton Aycliffe, is presented. The programme was devel.pb oped to address quality problems encountered in the manufacture of the main driving gears in truck axles. There had been...
The UK construction industry has approached the application of quality assurance with some confusion. This is due in part to the traditional methods of procurement which have tended to separate the responsibility for design from that of production, quite unlike manufacturing industries for which...
Research carried out to develop and advance the application of design and process failure mode and effects analysis FMEA at Garrett Automotive Ltd, Skelmersdale, is described. The work has been undertaken under the umbrella of the UMIST Total Quality Management Multicompany Teaching Programme....
How one company has tackled the implementation of a quality system using BS5750 Part 2 as its guide is described. The setting of objectives, activating cultural change, planning, implementation, control and continuous review are addressed with examples drawn from experience gained during the...
The management and control of random process variations is often neglected in Europe. The Japanese emphasise the control and reduction of these variations and some multinationals have realised that this is an area of great potential for quality improvements. There are essentially two approaches....
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