Production Line Improvement Using DMAIC Tool in an Electrical Production Plant
Díaz Marrero, Jessuelly E.
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Today, there is much competition between the manufacturers of electronics products. This creates a need for the manufacturers to develop processes that can supply the client demand within a required time and a specified quality. The studied production line had productivity problems, since it was never able to reach the 95% productivity level established by the company, and had a backorder cost of $26K. These factors affected the availability of products required by the customer. Using the DMAIC tool the main factors that affected the production output were properly identified to correct the problem of a production line that did not meet adequately the client demand. The initials stand for: Define Measurement, Analyze, Improve and Control. As a result of working with causes affecting the productivity problems of the studied area, the productivity was increased from 85% to 96.7% and Backorder costs were reduced to $4,300. Key Terms: DMAIC, Sub. assemblies, Molding Parts, 5’S.