A seat problem ranged from if a seat did not match the corresponding car when it arrived at the final assembly area or if the seat contained defects. All of these problems were handled in a similar way, the andon cord was pulled to alert the team lead and then the car was flagged to be alerted to Quality Control... Showed first 250 characters
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From here the car would be sent to the Code 1 clinic area to see if the problem could be fixed, if not then the car was sent to the overflow parking area where it would wait until a new seat arrived from KFS.
Upon inspection into the overflow parking area one car was found to have been flagged on April 27th, this time delay was unacceptable because the maximum amount of time in this area should be two shifts... Showed next 250 characters
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Seat Problems of Toyota
In early 1992, TMM became the sole source of new Camry wagons with more than 41 seat variations exported over the world. Doug Friesen, manager of assembly for TMM, confronted seat problems resulting in drop of run ratio (production level) and in increase of overtime works, lead- time and off-line vehicle inventory...
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into the ?eye' of the body, but the hook sometimes broker off...
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