Title: Removing the problem of locking not good in assembly of lever combination switch using continuous improvement process

Authors: Anil Kumar

Addresses: Himalayan University, Arunachal Pardesh, 365/30, Laxmi Nagar, Gali No. 4, Garhi Brahmnan, Sonipat-131001, Haryana, India

Abstract: Company Mindarika had reported poor quality of particular products in the assembly department which results in increasing cost, lead time, and customer complaints. The purpose of this study is to help the company Mindarika to improve the product quality and to manage the data for a continuous improvement plan by using continuous process improvement and the quality control techniques. This research paper is related with some modifications in the setting of hand press installed for locking the two plates of lever combination switch during its assembly. Methods and procedures of this study include a review of literature relevant to continuous improvement, quality control techniques, root cause analysis, seven tools of quality and assembly process of a specific automotive product (lever combination switch). After the causes of defects were identified, solutions and procedures were recommended to the company to eliminate defects in the assembly process of lever combination switch.

Keywords: lever combination switch; locking not good; continuous process improvement; quality control tools.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2017.088450

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2017 Vol.31 No.5, pp.424 - 435

Available online: 05 Dec 2017 *

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