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Quaility Contol ISO9002/QS9000 West Michigan Molding is ISO / TS 16949 2009 Registered. We continue to provide our customers with the latest in plastic technology from part conception and design, to raw material and decoration selections. West Michigan Molding is committed to maintaining its position on the leading edge of the industry.

Product traceability has also evolved over the years at West Michigan Molding. By initiating a computerized bar code tracking system, West Michigan Molding offers its own quality department and its customers complete part traceability from raw material to finished product. The tracking system also allows individual records of quality to be kept on each job. Complete Statistical Process Control(SPC) is also used in all phases of manufacturing.

Quality Standards and Practices At West Michigan Molding

Cross-Functional Teams
A committee made up of individuals from each department to oversee and double check the process of a product from start to finish.

Problem Solving
A disciplined approach to finding problems and root cause analysis.

Process Flow
A flowchart or plan of action for a process from development to end product.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is a powerful pro-active engineering quality method that helps you to identify and react appropriately to weak points in the early conception phase of products and processes. The structured approach makes it easy to use and even for non-specialist a valuable tool. The benefits obtained encompass by large the investments in time and resources to execute the analysis.

Advanced Product Quality Planning. West Michigan Molding's Engineering Department follows a 31-step process to ensure quality goes into each part before it reaches the manufacturing stage.

Measurement System Analysis is an experimental and mathematical method of determining how much the variation within the measurement process contributes to overall process variability.

8-D Analysis
8D Analysis is a problem-solving methodology for product and process improvement. It is structured into eight disciplines, emphasizing team synergy. Each discipline of 8D is supported by a checklist of assessment questions, such as “what is wrong with what”, “when, where, how much” for D2, problem description. Throughout the problem solving process, achievements of each discipline are summarized and recorded in an 8D spreadsheet.

The following are the 8 Disciplines for 8-D:

  • D1 - Establish a Team
  • D2 - Describe the Problem
  • D3 - Develop Interim Containment Action (ICA)
  • D4 - Define & Verify Root Cause and Escape Point
  • D5 - Choose & Verify Permanent Corrective Actions (PCAs) for Root Cause & Escape Point
  • D6 - Implement & Validate Permanent Corrective Actions (PCAs)
  • D7 - Prevent Recurrence
  • D8 - Recognize Team & Individual Contributions
Production Part Approval Process

Any questions or comments about West Michigan Molding Quality Standards can be answered by e-mailing Quaility Manager Ken Byrne at kbyrne@wmmolding.com

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