Originally Posted by aceinspp
From the tour I took last week I saw a lot of issues corrected at the end of the production line. One thing should be noted and that is the plant we toured was one of the longest one producing tt so more pride there than say newer plants that do not employ as many Amish folks. The plant we visited was im Millersburg where some of the folks are 3rd gen employees. I think the QC is much better there than other plants. Later RJD
Next year, schedule the PDI facility tour.
After the FACTORY does their own PDI, the PDI Facility Inspectors (with no notice) randomly pull 5-10% of the production units from every factory and do a 100% inspection of the product that was going out to the dealers.
If any defects are noted that indicate a problem in employee training, unit design, or vendor shortcomings, the line is shut down until the trending defect is identified and corrected.
For example, if there are air leaks on the right side windows but not the left, an employee may need additional training on the proper sealing technique.
AWESOME FACILITY. Just wish they could do all of them but even the Navy does not do 100% Article inspection except for life critical components and even then they drop the inspection percentage schedule when there are no defects found and they become "proven vendors".
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