Quality improvement programme at afrox limited: gas equipment factory
Desatnik, Ashley Fraser
This Project Report deals with the investigation of quality improvement at Afrox Limited: Gas Equipment Factory (G.E.F),Germiston,South Africa, which employs the Just-In-Time/Total Quality Control (JIT/TQC) manufacturing philosophy. The investigation was carried out to determine the underlying causes of inconsistent product quality, high scrap and reject rates, and excessive rework in the Regulator cell. The Project Report documents a Quality Improvement Programme aimed specifically at the improvement of the tool setters' performance which was found to be largely responsible for poor quality. The programme is designed to organize the .'tool setters' machine setup activities in the most efficient and regulated way possible in order to achieve maximum quality and productivity improvement. The design of the Quality Improvement Programme is presently under consideration for implementation.