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Auto Paint Workshop Case Study: How Dodge Made $2.6 Million In Savings

January 29, 2018

 by Renaud Anjoran

Auto Paint Workshop Case Study How Dodge Made 26 Million In Savings

This Auto factory paint workshop case study demonstrates in detail how CMC's Partner, David Collins, made savings of almost $3 million per year on paint & rework in a US Auto factory in his former role as senior manager at Dodge.


Why Focus On The Automotive Industry In This Case Study?

David Collins, one of our Partners (learn about our CMC's team here), spent decades in the Auto industry in the USA, and also abroad. His positive experiences are very valuable for people in Autos today, and this case study focuses in particular on how, in his role as a senior manager for Dodge, he and his team used statistical process control in the automotive industry to create huge savings in paint and rework for Dodge, while at the same time revolutionizing their paint workshop's processes.


Statistical Process Control in Auto Industry: Paint Workshop Case Study


What takeaways can be gained here?

While especially relevant to those in the Auto industry, any manufacturing professional can read the case study to get beneficial ideas on how statistical process control can be used to stamp out quality issues leading to rework (and its associated costs).

It covers in detail:

  • An inside look into how Dodge's world-class paint workshop operates
  • How statistical process control was used to collect data on the consistency of different batches of paint and the effectiveness of its application in the different areas of a car 
  • The set of 'Designs of Experiments' (DOEs) run to ascertain the best possible paint formula
  • How the Dodge team worked with paint suppliers to make sure that they improved their product in order to reach and exceed the new parameters that had been developed via the DOEs
  • ...and more.

The course of action that David's team at Dodge took proved to be a great success creating US$2.6 million of savings in rework that no longer needed to take place and greatly reduced paint consumption.


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 Statistical Process Control in Auto Industry: Paint Workshop Case Study

Topics: Statistical Process Control

Renaud Anjoran

Renaud Anjoran

15 years experience in China.
Partner, China Manufacturing Consultants.
Worked with hundreds of factories in China.
Certifications: ASQ CQE & CRE; ISO 9001 & 14001 lead auditor.
Author of well-read blog, Quality Inspection Tips.

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