Authors: T.C. Cordwell
Addresses: Manager of Purchase Services, Supplier Development, Technical and Economic Analysis, Production Materials and Services, Ivcco Ford Truck Ltd., UK
Abstract: Ford|s operating philosophy of never ending improvement has resulted in a change of emphasis from defect detection defect prevention through the application of Statistical Process Control (SPC), employee involvement and training. This approach will lead to improvements in both quality and productivity that will be of mutual benefit to suppliers and Ford.
Keywords: defect prevention; failure mode and effects analysis; FMEA; quality control; statistical process control; SPC; Ford; employee involvement; training.
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 1987 Vol.2 No.2, pp.149 - 155
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