Lead-Acid Battery Inspection and Containment

Automotive
Supplier

CUSTOMER

  • Electrical System - Lead-acid Based Batteries Supplier to Automotive OEM

 

TARGET

  • Contain defect batteries in a fast-growing operation with extremely challenging environmental issues such as having very high temperatures, very toxic
  • Follow extreme PPE measures required while dealing with lead-acid based batteries
  • Reduction of PPM and defects was important as the customer was on the verge of losing major volume with an OEM

NATURE OF SERVICE

  • Inspect and contain quality issues to reduce defects arriving at OEM facility

 

TASKS

  • Put in place a team of inspectors and supervisors to cover 24 hour/7 days shifts
  • Experienced trained supervisors ensured stringent PPE requirements were followed, and accurate data was recorded
  • Developed improved inspection methods to streamline process, improve quality as well as reduce number of inspectors on site

LOCATION

 

  • Ohio, USA
USA Ohio

KEY FIGURES

  • Ongoing Main Project for 3 years
  • 1-2 New Projects/year
  • Over 450,000 batteries inspected annually

TEAM

  • 9-12 Inspectors
  • 2 Lead Hands
  • 1 Program Manager

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS & RESULTS

  • Reduced PPM by over 90%
  • Successfully addressed containment issues mandated by OEMs