Supplier Quality Engineering and Lean Manufacturing Integration 2017-01-0295
Automotive industries have been seeking quality excellence as a key factor in competitiveness. Product characteristics and functions should meet the expectations of customers in terms of warranty and reliability.
The objective of this paper is to present a method to improve the synchronization of customer’s product requirements with their suppliers in terms of key performance indicators.
The improvement allows suppliers to take corrective and preventive actions through knowledge of component applications in engines and vehicles.
Engine assembly lines maintain records and meet daily meet to explore trends of productivity, and supplier quality performance is measured based on engine failure instead of parts supplied.
This methodology integrates Lean Manufacturing and Supplier Quality Engineering and respective targets, combining efforts towards Quality Assurance.