Fineblanking: A tool when quality is key
- Control your own destiny the key is bringing teamwork a step further. Sharf, Stephan // Ward's Auto World;Nov93, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p16
Discusses the various aspects of the need to improve profitability. Reflections on General Motors' selling of Detroit Diesel; Solutions offered by using the team concept; Plant manager's role on total operation.
- No mercy in Big Three quality drive. Keenan, Tim; Sorge, Marjorie // Ward's Auto World;Apr94, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p35
Focuses on the importance of quality in the automobile industry. Impact of cost cutting; Effect of reduced development time on recalls; Adoption of International Standards Organization (ISO) by automobile manufacturers.
- A redefinition of quality. Campbell, Bernard // Ward's Auto World;Apr93, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p14
Expresses the need to redefine quality standards in automobiles. Quality race between Japanese and non-Japanese cars; Differences as too minute for customers to notice; Definition of other characteristics, and the development of other measurements as necessary to distinguish one's products and...
- The quality gap's narrowing, but don't pop corks just yet. Lowell, Jon // Ward's Auto World;Apr93, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p27
Reports on the results of the United States Big Three automakers' efforts toward matching Japanese vehicle quality. Narrowing quality gap; Progress in public relations; Quality as no longer a measure of superiority between American and Japanese vehicles; Quality ratings from J.D. Power and...
- Supplier quality results. // Ward's Auto World;Apr93, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p38
Presents graphs on the results of quality survey by automobile suppliers. Ford Motor Co. as the quality leader of the Big Three; United States versus Japananese quality; Quality awards from automakers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM); Issue of `Platform team' concept of developing...
- OEM quality survey results. // Ward's Auto World;Apr93, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p39
Presents graphs on the results of a quality survey by the Original Equipment Manufacters (OEM). United States-built vehicles as the leader in durability; United States versus Japananese quality; Quality awards from automakers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM); Issue of `Platform team'...
- In quality control, eyes don't always have it. Chappell, Lindsay // Automotive News;8/3/1998, Vol. 72 Issue 5778, p4I
Discusses the limitations of using the human eyes to detect quality defects in the automobile industry. Comments from Sandy Munro, manufacturing consultant at Munro and Associates Inc.; What Munro has found from his inspection of plants; Belief that the operator is crucial in enforcing quality...
- U.S.-built models lead 3 of 5 initial quality groups. // AutoWeek;7/18/94, Vol. 44 Issue 29, p10
Reports on automobile domestic models' winning of three of the five price-class categories in J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study. Lexus LS400 as the outstanding single model in initial quality; Five categories of the car survey.
- The trouble with the trouble-free car. Avram, Peritz // Professional Engineering;05/14/97, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p26
Reports on automobile manufacturers' efforts to improve the quality of their vehicles. Factors attributed to the surge in quality improvements; Financial factors; Competition; Description of the Power Initial Quality Survey; Concerns about quality improvements' impact on parts suppliers.