Inspection answers the “what.” You really need answers to “why?”

Most manufacturing professionals are familiar with the 5 Whys as a tool for problem-solving. This iterative technique is used when a problem has been identified, but the root cause is unclear — or, to put it another way, when you know “What” but you don’t know “Why.” To get to “Why,” the investigation team literally asks […]

Rethinking quality inspection for manual assembly

Control: You either have it or you don’t.  Understanding if processes are in control is just one of the jobs that quality inspectors take on. They employ both inspection and testing, so that customer requirements are met and assembly operations stay compliant to regulations. Good things happen when there are controls in place and everything […]

Traceability with Drishti means indisputable proof

The concept of traceability in manual assembly is pretty straightforward: When a customer calls about a product, whether it’s because of a perceived defect or a question about a part, you can find that exact unit and follow it all the way through the assembly cycle. On most factory floors, traceability is much less straightforward. […]