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Stealing success

We’ve all seen that medical drama about the diagnostician with the gruff demeanor, who along with his subordinates tackles obscure life and death medical conditions on a daily basis. It’s a great show, but an even better example of using differential diagnosis in solving problems. Define the symptoms, come up with potential causes, and then rule out those causes till you have a single, offending cause. I submit to you that the same methodology can be used in our manufacturing processes. For example, a bad split on an architectural unit can be the result of several mechanical, curing, or material related causes. Is it happening on every split? Is it repeating every so many units? Or is it occurring randomly? The more questions you ask and answer, the quicker you’ll narrow down the culprit. For more information, contact Production Specialist Mike Maroney.