Rework tends to pose major challenges with steel businesses involved in manufacturing, fabrication and building. We have found there are opportunities to reduce rework utilising the Steel Efficiency Review®.
The Steel Efficiency Review® process recommends operations and productions teams to make what the customer wants driven by standard procedures and controlled by quality standards. This will help reduce or even eliminate rework.
COMMON CAUSES OF REWORK:
- Unclear Standards And Design Specifications
This causes rework and associated costs back to the business – needing to pick up the product, rework it and fix it this issues or faults and then re-deliver. If a standard process built on a quality standard is not implemented this problem will repeat itself and multiply.
- Non-Standardised Work Practices
This will allow for differing levels of quality and performance. Customers very quickly identify these differences – mostly “bad” and in most cases are not willing to pay for them either way. This causes rework and escalating costs to fix product faults and inconsistencies.
- Training And Culture
Training is critical to ensure we don’t throw workers straight in at the deep end. Rewarding the wrong behaviours by paying for quantity rather than quality encourages workers to work as fast as possible with little thought to the consequences on the quality of the end product.
We have found, our customers pursue the SER® as a vehicle to look at their business in a different way to make some small changes to reap big rewards. The Steel Efficiency Review® aims to provide recommendations to support our customer’s business and at the same time improve our product and service offer.
To register for the Steel Efficiency Review® click here.