Waste reduction in a manufacturing process: A case study of dadear ceramics factory in lampang province
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The objective of this research is to reduce waste in the production ceramics of Dadear Ceramics Factory in Lampang Province. The 7 quality control tools (7 QC Tools) were implemented including Check sheet, Graph, Pareto diagram and Fishbone diagram, were used in analyze problem and solve the problems. It was found that most of the wastes come from burning ceramics process. The kilns and wheelbarrow has been used for a long time furthermore the equipment and parts were damaged from lack of maintenance. The non-standard of product arrangement method into the furnace were the cause of waste. Thus, the researcher were improve wheelbarrow into the kilns and design a fixture to help worker to product arrangement. The results of the research which geathering data from quality inspection department. Then comparing data before the improvement (between September to December 2013) and after the improvement (between November 2014 to February 2015) the wastes are reduced from 8.97% to 0.29%. The result of improving is very efficiency because it can reduce the wastes to 8.68%.
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