Original Date: 06/29/1989
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Engineering Review
Standard Industries operates essentially as a "job shop," with business which consists of high mix, low volume products that are built to print. However, unlike many job shops, Standard has capable and experienced in-house engineering resources. For new and repeat business, the technical design is carefully reviewed to ensure that the product is producible, will perform as required, and the documentation is correct. When handling repeat jobs, any changes in processes or materials since the last order are checked. This engineering review process is a team effort. Design documentation and the work instruction floor package is critically reviewed by all key design, manufacturing, quality, material control, and accounting personnel before release. The floor package which travels with the job contains a "Request for Engineering Review" form on which personnel involved with the job can document a problem and suggest a solution or recommend an improvement. The use of this form results in a mandatory review and follow-up by the engineering department. This effective process has addressed and solved many problems such as detecting documentation errors. Other examples demonstrated how the process improved product producibility or performance which resulted in significant cost and schedule savings for the customer.
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