Quality/Quantity Improvement in an Automotive Paint Shop: A Case Study


This paper describes the design and implementation of a continuous improvement project at an automotive paint shop. The development is based on a recently developed improvement methodology for production systems with quality-quantity coupled operations, whereby increasing the probability to complete a job during a cycle time leads to decreasing job quality. The implementation of the first stage of the project resulted in over 9% throughput improvement. The second stage predicts additional improvement of 9.5%.

DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2009.2033568

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@article{Arinez2010QualityQuantityII, title={Quality/Quantity Improvement in an Automotive Paint Shop: A Case Study}, author={Jorge Arinez and Stephan Biller and Semyon M. Meerkov and Liang Zhang}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering}, year={2010}, volume={7}, pages={755-761} }