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Rework Or Not To Rework Thant's The ...

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Rework Or Not To Rework Thant's The ... | 20 July, 2000

Bob: We are trying to improve the decision making process used by our Material Review Board (MRB). We have a fairly standard defect identification and MRB process. In this we: * Identify problems in components and assemblies. * Segregate problems components and assemblies from main stream processes. * Conduct a MRB meeting to determine one of three actions: 1 Scrap 2 Rework 3 Use as is

What evaluation points (eg, cost, available skills, available tools, etc.) should our MRB use in determining whether or not to rework an assembly? Can you suggest a check list or assessment form?

Thanks

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Bob Willis

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Re: Rework Or Not To Rework Thant's The ... | 20 July, 2000

Again it�s a good question but I don�t think I have any thing to offer.

I have always been of the opinion that nearly any problem can be reworked. Many problems do not make cost effective but that is not always the issue. When a machine is down, a new system must be at an exhibition etc.

Nearly all rework can be as reliable as the original products if the people repairing them are skilled and have the right tools. Often we don�t pay these people what they are worth.

Bob

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