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KEEPINGCURRENT Takata recall (continued from p. 13) Takata has said it can make millions of new air bags in a year but likely can't produce the tens of millions needed to al quality director at Valeo, an automotive supplier in Germany.4 Radics said quality involvement replace all the defective ones. As a result, must be taken even one step further as some automakers have had to turn to global platforms become the future of car other suppliers for replacements. manufacturing. In addition, about 400,000 replacement air bags that had been installed to repair previously recalled vehicles will need to be replaced again because they contain the batwing-shaped propellant wafer that could be causing the problem. Quality is paramount of increased globalization, modularization BIBLIOGRAPHY " While using common parts and reducing suppliers can result in savings, it also means quality problems can have a larger impact. " To prevent more recalls like this in an era "Common parts with the same speci- and consolidation among automakers and fications from various countries and on suppliers, consultant Radics said auto- different tools must be manufactured in makers and tier-one suppliers must inte- a way that they are absolutely identical in grate their quality managers even more quality," he said, "so that they can be in- into the product development process. stalled at any other factory at any time."5 In addition, OEMs must work closely -compiled by Amanda Hankel, with suppliers to maintain quality stan- assistant editor dards. "When there are new product launches, we train our suppliers in the appropriate methods and processes when necessary and go into their factories to make sure there is a stable production process," said Sabine Woytowicz, region- Mr. Pareto Head 3. David Sedgwick, "Carmakers Bet on Big Global Platforms to Cut Costs," Automotive News, Aug. 4, 2014, http://bit.ly/1QEZhvv (case sensitive). 4. Wilhelm Missler, "With the Push for Standard Parts, Quality Is Key," Automotive News, Aug. 6, 2014, http:// bit.ly/1HWzkmH (case sensitive). 5. Ibid. REFERENCES 1. Drew Harwell, "Flawed Takata Air Bags in 34 million Vehicles Lead to Biggest Recall in History," Washington Post, May 19, 2015, http://wapo.st/1KksMmQ (case sensitive). 2. Nick Gibbs, "VW Extends Lead in Common Architectures-But There Are Risks," Automotive News Europe, June 6, 2013, http://bit.ly/1IpCZfo (case sensitive). Agence France-Presse, "Takata Still Searching for 'Root Cause' of Deadly Airbags," June 3, 2015, http://yhoo. it/1F44pTs (case sensitive). Atiyeh, Clifford and Rusty Blackwell, "Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles," Car and Driver, June 5, 2015, http://bit.ly/1tnc5yX (case sensitive). ConsumerReports.org, "Everything You Need to Know About the Takata Airbag Recall," June 5, 2015, http://bit. ly/1E8HOaC (case sensitive). Greimel, Hans, "Toyota's Massive Engine Overhaul," Automotive News, July 14, 2014, http://bit.ly/1IpDg23 (case sensitive). Isidore, Chris, "Takata Recall Shock: Replacement Airbags Must be Replaced," CNNMoney, June 2, 2015, http:// money.cnn.com/2015/06/02/autos/takata-airbagrecall. Ivory, Danielle and Hiroko Tabuchi, "Takata Says it Will No Longer Make Side Inflater Linked to Airbag Defect," New York Times, June 1, 2015, http://nyti.ms/1FErRrZ (case sensitive). Krisher, Tom, "General Motors, Subaru Models Added to Massive Takata Air Bag Recall," Associated Press, May 29, 2015, http://bit.ly/1FLs5fN (case sensitive). Krisher, Tom, "Mazda Adds 540,000 Vehicles to Takata Air Bag Recall," Associated Press, http://abcn.ws/1GlyPG1 (case sensitive). Rogers, Christina, "Volkswagen Plans 4 Million Cars From One Platform: VW's Modular Unit Will Be the Basis for More Than 40 Models Worldwide," Autoweek, April 11, 2012, http://bit.ly/1F9ejmy (case sensitive). Strategy&, "2015 Auto Industry Trends," www.strategyand.pwc.com/perspectives/2015-auto-trends. Woodyard, Chris, "Automakers Add Millions More Cars to Takata Air Bag Recalls," USA Today, May 29, 2015, http://usat.ly/1KBX5GC (case sensitive). BY MIKE CROSSEN l 14 QP * www.qualityprogress.com http://www.bit.ly/1QEZhvv http://www.bit.ly/1HWzkmH http://yhoo.it/1F44pTs http://www.bit.ly/1tnc5yX http://www.ConsumerReports.org http://bit.ly/1E8HOaC http://www.bit.ly/1IpDg23 http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/02/autos/takata-airbag-recall http://www.nyti.ms/1FErRrZ http://www.bit.ly/1FLs5fN http://www.abcn.ws/1GlyPG1 http://www.bit.ly/1F9ejmy http://www.wapo.st/1KksMmQ http://www.strategyand.pwc.com/perspectives/2015-auto-trends http://www.bit.ly/1IpCZfo http://www.usat.ly/1KBX5GC http://www.qualityprogress.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - July 2015

Up Front
LogOn
Expert Answers
Keeping Current
Mr. Pareto Head
Open to Change
Passion Project
Turning on the Light Bulb
What‘s Your Theory?
Measure for Measure
Quality in the First Person
Career Corner
Statistics Roundtable
Standards Outlook
ASQ's Continuing Education and Professional Development Directory
QP Toolbox
QP Reviews
One Good Idea
Back to Basics

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