SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is seeking industry volunteers to create a guide to effective error proofing. Ineffective error proofing in the automotive industry results in poor quality, loss of revenue from repeat issues, low customer retention and additional nonvalue-added activities that reduce quality.
A current AIAG committee is working on the Guide to Effective Error Proofing. Chaired by Dana Corp.’s David Kneisler, suggested topics for the document include:
Proactive error proofing through product and process design and continuous improvement activities.
Reactive error proofing for problem elimination.
Effective detection for errors that cannot be eliminated.
Communication of best practices and prior experience to eliminate repeat issues.
Full integration of error proofing approaches with existing quality tools and procedures.
Proactive error elimination and a zero rejected parts per million (PPM) culture throughout the industry.
A measurement system for error proofing.
Appropriate monitoring and controls for installed error proofing.
Guidance for industry error-proofing audits.
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