Quality policy has an impact on the production flows control by the way of the reworks rate. The using of a quality management approach, as TQM, is useful but however often inadequate. The proposed approach must be seen as a supplement to such quality management. This approach is broken down into two steps. The goal of the first one is to reduce the reworks rates by tuning optimally and on line the process in function of the lot characteristics and the values of the environmental factors. This tuning uses a model linking the different influent factors with the default occurrence. This model is extracted from the production dataset by using a learning approach. It is used to simulate an experimental design in order to find the optimal tuning of the controllable parameters. The second step evaluates the impact of the residual reworks rates on the production flows. It uses a combination of different indicators in order to obtain a cartography of the considered workshop that highlights different workshop behavior areas. The final goal is to associate the good production control rule to each of these areas. All this approach is applied to the case of a manufacturer of high-finished lacquered panels.
reworks, flows perturbation, indicator, simulation, quality, neural network, learning, knowledge extraction, cartography
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