Scrap and Rework

Boeing, Gary Bomhoff: "The people trained had between 3 to 35 years experience. Scrap and rework due to operator error was reduced by 87% on the Fanuc controlled machining centers."

Terry Machine, Ron Ritche: "Even though we are producing twice the volume, scrap has decreased."

Midland-Ross Corporation, Bill Bowshier: "Scrap levels have decreased and I'm working further on that now. But if it weren't for your program, they wouldn't even know what I was talking about."

Continental Midland, Henry Blier: "Even our slowest trainee is good. He doesn't produce any scrap."

Versatech, Ray Ankney: "Even though our people have an average of between seven to eight years on the job, I still ran everyone through the Basic Measurement Skills course. In the beginning, some felt it was a waste of their time, but it has made them more conscious of what they are doing. The number of errors has been cut down. We don't seem to have as much scrap and rework as in the past."

John Deere, Dave Juon: "We produced a reclaim and scrap reduction of 10% (within 6 months)."

Champion Screw, Bill Karr: "Our people are able to produce at higher levels with less scrap and rework."

Carter Weber, Randy Moss: "We had a hell of a drop in scrap and rework! Our rejects are way down."

Dayco, Dennis Marronn: "The number of hold tags normally runs about 50 per month. These are parts on which a disposition must be made to scrap or rework. Last month, we had 7."

Parker Hannifin Cylinder Division, Milan Moravec: "Our first MasterTask investment was in the CNC Troubleshooting Algorithms. Once our people started to use them, they worked quite well. They are able to isolate quality defects much more quickly."

Schrader Bellows, Roy Hayes: "It reduced our scrap level. A lot of times a guy would go out there on his own and try to adjust something and he'd end up wrecking a setup. We had a lot of broken tools and scrap, a lot of expense that we don't have now."