RE: How to keep manufacturing personnel interested?

Subject: RE: How to keep manufacturing personnel interested?
From: "Tom Johnson" <johnsont -at- starcutter -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 12:46:41 -0400

What is the cause for the deterioration of the instructions? Are there some
assembly people that need to have the reassurance of an instruction for
every part? It sounds like you need to review the whole mess and determine
which instructions are critical and make them easily identifiable on the
spreadsheet. Maybe it will take a new column for critical instructions.

Are there unique components that require special attention? Would it be
possible to mark the containers of certain components that require special
attention? For instance, if a diode needs to be soldered with the correct
orientation, rather than mark the spreadsheet, put an orange sticker on the
bin of diodes. When someone picks up a part out of a specially marked bin,
they'd better check the instructions.

Whatever you do, it will have to be simple and quick for an assembly person
to check for the instructions. There will have to be some kind of a trigger
that points them to the critical instructions. Without seeing the process, I
can think of two possible trigger points: the schematic and the parts
themselves. One of those resources will have to readily identify when
someone needs to get more information. Getting someone to review the
spreadsheet for every part number in a repetitive process will probably
never work.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:karen_otto -at- agilent -dot- com

> The supervisors claim that people don't pay attention unless
> there is an
> instruction. Unfortunately, now that so many parts have
> instructions, people
> have stopped paying attention to them at all.
> What suggestions do you have for improving the attentiveness
> of the line
> personnel to the proper way to build?
> (You don't have to limit yourself to the spreadsheet column.
> Other forms of
> learning can take place.)
> thanks,
> karen

Tom Johnson
Technical Writer
Elk Rapids Engineering/Star Cutter Company

231-264-5661 voice
231-264-5663 fax

Work johnsont -at- starcutter -dot- com
Personal thomasj -at- freeway -dot- net


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