Title: Implementation of SPC with FMEA in less-developed industries with a case study in car battery manufactory
Authors: Hadi Akbarzade Khorshidi; Indra Gunawan; Fathollah Esmaeilzadeh
Addresses: School of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Vic 3842, Australia ' School of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Vic 3842, Australia ' Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Esteghlal Square, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract: Continuous improvement is an important aspect for companies to maintain their position in today's market, and process control can provide this capability for them. This study aims to facilitate implementing statistical process control (SPC) in less-developed industries. Due to reaching this goal, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) has been employed. FMEA helps the SPC implementation either in process selection or output analysis. Also, this integration has been applied in a car battery industry that is a less-developed industry as a case study. As a result, this paper provides an innovation to use engineering tools in some places which are not mature adequately.
Keywords: statistical process control; SPC; failure mode and effects analysis; FMEA; less-developed industries; car battery manufacturing; quality implementation; continuous improvement.
International Journal of Quality and Innovation, 2013 Vol.2 No.2, pp.148 - 157
Published online: 19 Jul 2014 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article