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Zero Defect – is it possible for manufacturing?

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    sue
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    Hi,
    My company recently set the new target – Zero Defect!!! Well, how true is zero defect?? for example: in CNC machining manufacturing env where human is greatly involved. can really zero defect achievable?
    anyone able to clear my doubt?
     

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    #121528

    me
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    sue,
    sixsigma is only 99.9999967 % which means if you make 3.4 defects per million. I think even motorola company is not yet on the 6 sigma level.
    If your company set a zero defect, that goal is not achievable unless you stop inspection and delivery to your customer.
     

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    #121589

    sue
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    i agree with you that this goal is unchieveable esp when it involves a lot of human factors….if wanna replace them with automation..that will be another bomb of $$$..however, how can i convince my ideal upper management that?
     

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    #121590

    Issa
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    Sue,
    Don’t tell your managers that you cannot achieve zero defect. You might get fired.

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