Hosamath, R. and Nagarkatte, M., "Implementation of Quality System Basics - Case Study at Divgi-Warner Private Limited," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-2430, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-2430.
All top ranking automobile companies in the world believe in single word “Quality” and maintaining quality standards is a philosophy, a belief in which we live, a task which cannot be put aside for another day. To achieve the world class quality standards Divgi-Warner meticulously follows a highly effective tool known as Quality System Basics (QSB).QSB helps Divgi-Warner to preserve integrity of commitment to achieve manufacturing excellence. This case study covers the Quality System Basics implementation experience of Divgi-Warner Pvt. Ltd. (DWPL) India, a BorgWarner's plants located at Pune and Sirsi in India.Quality system basic consists of following 10 Key elements to establish world class quality:- 1Fast Response Meeting (FRM).2Control of Non-Conforming Product.3Verification Station.4Standardized Operations.5Standardized Operator Training.6Error Proofing Verification.7Layered Process Audits (LPA).8Risk Priority Number (RPN) Reduction.9Contamination Control.10Supply Chain Management.Effective implementation and practice of these tools improve process with repeatability and reproducibility. This paper uses QSB as an example to illustrate how to implement similar quality systems, in order to improve manufacturing effectiveness.