Engine Inspection

Automotive
Supplier

CUSTOMER

Engine supplier for Automotive OEM

 

TARGETS

  • Inspect 9 Million conrods per year, looking for various non-conformances on incoming parts. 
  • Ensure all parts were in working order for the end user
  • Accommodate erratic shifts and shipments 

NATURE OF SERVICE

Inspect conrods for various non-conforming parts.

 

TASKS

  • Implement a process that would be quick, efficient and completed in a timely manner. 
  • Continuous communication with customer to provide immediate feedback
  • Implemented a permanent long-term correction solution for future incoming parts

LOCATION

 

  • Ontario, Canada
Canada Ontario

KEY FIGURES

  • Ongoing project in Guelph, ON

  • 18 million conrods inspected to date

  • 40% increase in parts to be inspected in 2017

TEAM

  • 18 Inspectors/Day
  • Supervisor
  • Site Manager

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS & RESULTS

Reduced defect rates to less than .01%, down from 20% when the project originally began.