STUDENT’S NAME: DEBANJAN DAS & VINOD KUMAR
Project Title: Use of statistical quality control tools for quality improvement
Project Guide: Mr.S.Mukherjee
Background: In the present global market certain aspects like quality assurance that are essential ingredients in the manufacture of apparel are taken for granted. Thus it was felt to effectively start a quality assurance program to have a good mix of internal efforts as well as outsourcing some of the inspection and testing activities in order to strengthen the existing quality system in the particular Organisation (Kandhan knits). In order to control the defects it is important to identify their root cause and find a measure for their rectification.
Objective:To improve the quality by using statistical quality control tools so as to identify the cause of defect formation and to find
suitable solutions to eradicate them through process improvement
Methodology: Study of the present system Using SQC Tools to identify the cause of the Anomalies
Implementing Process changes to Eradicate the anomalies
Studying the implemented process & using SQC tools to identify any further anomalies. To lay down guidelines to
prevent any further deviations from formation.
Findings:Inline inspection reduced the rework formation from 30% to 12%. After print and embroidery checking the rejection rate is reduced from 8% to 4.2%. The excess percentage was also reduced to 8%.
Conclusion: The quality was improved but along with it the production rate was also increased due to reduction in reworks. Moreover various key areas were identified for quality improvement using SQC tools and also process changes implemented.