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    ravikumar
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    I read that in automotive industry there are several quality tools which are being used but,coming to practical phenomenon which quality tool is most likely used in the process?

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    #201221

    MBBinWI
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    @ravikumar0423 – none of them.

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    #201223

    Katie Barry
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    @ravijumar0423 Did you search our site? We have a section of content in our Industries section on Automotive > https://www.isixsigma.com/industries/automotive/.


    @MBBinWI
    is right, though. People in whatever industry/area of operation use the best tool for the problem at hand. There aren’t automotive-specific tools when it comes to process improvement tools. If you search the site, you’ll see this has been addressed in forum before.

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    #201225

    Mike Carnell
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    @ravikumar0423 @MBBinWI That is a tough question because the list is so long. Lots of hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, channel locks. Torque wrenches would be a quality tool. Pretty much the same tools you use else where.


    @ravikumar0423
    There are publications from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) that will get you started and if you would have done a basic Google search you wouldn’t appear so lazy.

    Just my opinion

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    #201228

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @Mike-Carnell – correct. While my response might have seemed flippant (and quite frankly, it was), as @katiebarry identified, there is no single tool. You must identify the problem, and then select the appropriate tool. None of them address every problem. I could have just as correctly responded “all of them.” As you coach, @ravikumar0423, you must learn to identify the problem and use your own abilities to search for an appropriate tool. That means doing some basic research, and Bing (or your preferred search tool) is likely your best first resource.

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    #201229

    Strayer
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    AIAG does have, and strongly advocates, their standard for FMEA. TPS (Toyota Production System) is widely used but not even Toyota strictly follows their standard as published in the literature.

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    #201231

    Mike Carnell
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    @MBBinWI Not flippant at all. Mine was in the first paragraph. Questions where someone has put zero effort into finding an answer are extremely irritating. Anyone who can’t find that answer in less than a second search on Google has no business trying to solve any type of problem.

    An even worse irritant is the term Quality tools. What is a quality tool? Only people with a quality assurance job can use them? It is like all the3 people from TQM used to claim all the tools in TQM as if SS couldn’t use them.

    Just my opinion.

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