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Engineering Samples

Problem: Engineering errors were causing excess cost, chaos and delays in production for this manufacturer of special-engineered machinery.

Solution: A cross-functional team was commissioned to “assault” this problem.  Two years of data regarding engineering “rework” costs were analyzed, and root causes were identified.  The most common root causes were determined through Pareto analysis, and solutions to these were developed and implemented.

Result: Rework due to engineering errors declined by approximately 50% in less than one year.