Identification of key product and process characteristics

Identification of key product and process characteristics

 

The purpose of establishment of process for identification of key product and process characteristics is to provide a structure for facilities instantaneous engineering, cross functional involvement and process design, methods for improvement and variation reduction.

 

The procedure describes guidelines to conducting tasks in the manufacturing unit, by follow provided framework for facilities simultaneous engineering, teamwork and cross functional involvement in the production activities, process designing, defined control methods, improvement in existing system. This procedure is applicable and provides guidelines for key characteristic term system. The implementation of this procedure in addressed areas and locations needs to defined cross functional team from appropriate areas to assign duties and responsibility as addressing and pointing particular tasks, key product and process characteristic requirements. The involvement of cross functional team is important for identification of key products and process characteristic.

Generally, the process is establishing by product development team, should collecting documents & reviews with contribution of cross functional team to preparation of potential product characteristics. To identification and reviews the information such as drawing, standards, process failure mode effective analysis data, process capability, and product evaluation documentation as the prime documents for identification of process. On completion of identification of key product characteristics, the team should manage role of the key characteristics designation system process to conduct by manufacturing and quality team. The control plan is important documents that requirements of addressing each product and processes for monitoring and controls over the processes, key control characteristics are identified and documentations are used to development and implementation of controls plan. The inputs from customers are also needs to considered, the customer identified special characteristics should be verified in customer provided documents and drawings, and needs refer the customer provided technical sheet in case included with related product design, and should be needs to used customer requested and designed special characteristic for product and process respectively. To identification of key product characteristic needs to verify and review the information collected through test data and its records, standards document support, designing experiments, process capability and related analysis documents, failure mode and effects analysis are general documents are used.

On completion of identification key product and process characteristics, cross functional team should need to selection / identification of criteria to ensure the process management as designed. The identified key product characteristics anticipated variation could significantly affect a product’s compliance. The team should ensure that the key process characteristic should be significantly reduce the variation and improve quality and customer satisfaction, and should be traceable to performance requirements. Key process characteristics are important to the part performing with its function and demands additional controls, capability studies and ongoing control, because the effects of the manufacturing variations are significant. The team should be considered the functions and safety compliance includes all provisions as under standards requirements. The document used to manage activities of key product & process characteristics, the dimensional planning is conducted to ensure the product quality, see picture below provided for education purpose:

 

Part Dimension planning sheet

Part Dimension planning sheet

 

The cross functional team is conduct the reviews and identify the factors that needs care to apply to all the key process characteristics effectively as standards guidelines. The additional factors are, process review, process diagram and control plan establishment and implementation, monitoring system to ensuring process control and its stability, with conformance to achievable goal and variation / deviation reductions.