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    Prabhu V
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    Dear all,

    Requesting for your view on norms/guidelines for quality check time with respect to the processing time.

    Like for doing an activity “A” requires “X” as processing time and the quality check/verification time ideally around 10% of processing time of “X” in addition.

    Is it practically possible to fix a norm/guideline in general?

    Regards

    Prabhu V.

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    #197425

    Chris Seider
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    No it’s not practical…in my opinion. Complexity of activities are far too numerous in various work practices and quality activities to give guidelines of 10% of quality check/processing time.

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    #197426

    Prabhu V
    Participant

    Hello Chris Seider,

    Thanks for your opinion.

    I am also agreed that it is not practically feasible to set a target value, however we would to know on to how much extend we can have this NVA (non-value added) time with respect to Customer’s perspective (though the Customers have not specified any target value for this).

    The alarming factor that what we have seen was some of the processes were consuming more than 100% of processing time for quality check related activities.

    For such situation, we would like to propose some NVA time reduction as a guideline.

    Requesting for yours/someone’s view on this if possible?

    Regards

    Prabhu V.

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    #197427

    Inder Bir Singh
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    Hi Prabhu
    You may conduct a regular Time and Motion study on the existing data/fresh data for time taken to conduct audits across various work types to arrive at baseline across each of them.Time and Motion activity will give you a fair idea on existing numbers as well a number to take back for discussion with customers.

    use the baseline data as a start off number and revisit the same on regular intervals (preferably 3 months) to re baseline and improve.

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    #197433

    Christian Sampedro
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    When you refer to “quality check” do you mean “product inspection”? Remember that inspection is just a tool to find root-cause and should not be embedded into the process. Maybe you are having too many defects and not being successful removing root-causes? I agree that it may be too difficult to set a standard on “quality check time” that fits all but certainly you can define what may be appropriate for your own processes.

    It is very common to try to achieve quality by inspection and not by process improvement.

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    #197436

    Prabhu V
    Participant

    Dear all,

    Thanks for your suggestions!!!

    Regards

    Prabhu V.

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