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Defect Elimination: Left to Right & Right to Left - Paperback

Defect Elimination: Left to Right & Right to Left - Paperback

SKU:by Tim Rice

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Defect Elimination (DE) has long been an essential part of achieving and sustaining asset reliability and continued business improvement. Winston Ledet defined a defect as, “anything that erodes value”. The “anything” are events that are significantly impacting the operating capacity of a business and this means it is not restricted to one type of event outcome. It can be applied to events where the outcome is the loss of any of your business’s value drivers. These may include productivity and profitability through quality and quantity losses, fines and suspensions, health, safety and environment noncompliance, and other negative events that will erode value. The aim of defect elimination is to eliminate the defect by applying the “fix forever, not forever fixing” mantra by resisting the urge to apply a temporary fix to the defect. My intention for writing this book is to provide a structured approach for those looking to implement a defect elimination program and present two options for executing the defect elimination process. As a young engineer early in my career, I lacked an appropriate syllabus for starting a defect elimination program, which resulted in many hiccups, bumps and missed opportunities along the way. This book is meant to act as a guide and give you options for how you and your organization want to develop a defect elimination road map. Defect elimination gives you the power to make your day as predictable as the next by achieving defect-free days, one after the other.
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