Comparative Datuming and Hanging Strategies of Doors: A Benchmark Study 2002-01-2005
This paper discusses the results of a door benchmark study performed on 14 vehicles. The major focus is on the selection of datums or reference points and its impact on the product quality of the door system. The results indicate that there can be a relationship between datum utilization and quality metrics at any stage in the production process. Specific examples show the impact of various strategies on product performance.