Original Date: 03/16/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Process Design Sheets
For the past 34 years, Strite has specialized in machining small and medium-sized, close tolerance precision components and subassemblies for customers in a wide variety of industries. To maintain its reputation for high quality, the company developed Process Design Sheets which clearly define each operational step that the machine operator must perform to meet the customer’s requirements.
The manufacturing process for each job is developed by an integrated work team consisting of engineering and production personnel. The team analyzes the job to determine the necessary number of operational steps and the best sequence to produce the finished part. Each operational step in the process is numbered using basic programming techniques (e.g., 10, 20, 30) that allow additional steps to be inserted should the process require modification. After the operational steps are identified, they are recorded on a standard Process Design Sheet. Each step’s specifications are verified and approved by the Quality Department prior to the sheet being issued to the shop floor. This sheet accompanies the job throughout the manufacturing process, and serves as a valuable tool for the machine operators.
Strite’s Process Design Sheets provide clear and comprehensible instructions and specifications for the machine operators. These sheets outline each step in the process, eliminate inaccurate interpretations, and promote consistency of the finished part during the manufacturing process. Strite also encourages its employees to suggest possible improvements, and incorporates these ideas into the process for future jobs.
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