Solving a corrosion quality problem at a major US automaker
Author(s)Wallach, Jeremy C. (Jeremy Cole), 1975-
Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Thomas W. Eagar and Thomas Roemer.
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This project addresses a corrosion quality problem at an automaker. The problem, hem flange corrosion, involves the appearance of red rust along edges of closure panels (doors, hoods, deck lids, etc) after three to four years in service. This project focuses on finding a solution for a particular new model. The project contains two parts: a technical treatment of hem flange corrosion and an organizational analysis. The technical discussion includes a root-cause analysis, failure analysis of past solution attempts, benefit/cost analysis of potential solutions, and technical recommendations. The organizational discussion examines why this automaker was challenged with implementing a solution.
Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-56).
DepartmentSloan School of Management.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.; Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management., Materials Science and Engineering., Leaders for Manufacturing Program.