Off the Ground

Abstract:Finding ways to improve the production of the C-17 cargo plane became the mission of one team at Boeing’s Long Beach, CA facility. The team used a variety of quality tools and data-measuring devices to help develop a machine that automated the fuselage fastener function. New ways were discovered to save time and money, make the process more efficient, and prevent injuries to mechanics. In recognition for its efforts, the team won a Gold Award at the International Team Excellence …

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Outstanding work that once again points out the tools for Quality Assurance are always applicable.

I am sure the concern for loss of jobs was more than challenging. However, in most cases the workers actually have an opportunity to learn and become more effective.

The presentation and data compilation was inspiring.
--Joel Maslyn, 03-09-2009

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