Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorNordmoe, Eric D., 1960-
dc.contributor.advisorHorgea, Dan
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Heather M.
dc.descriptionii, 51 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe project investigated the correlation of gauges between three cast iron crankshaft manufacturing lines for the 305 cubic inch V8 engine and 360 cubic inch V8 engine. The plant was very interested in this project. They felt that perhaps the largest single burden on the manufacturing process could be attributed to scrap parts. Scrap part refers to a part that is not within a specific tolerance and therefore either it is undersized or oversized. The object was to manufacture a universal part The procedure of off-loading from one crankshaft manufacturing line and loading onto the second manufacturing line with partially finished parts has been perceived to be a major source of scrap for the plant. Parts on one crankshaft manufacturing line are suppose to be within specified tolerance of another part from either of the two other crankshaft manufacturing lines at a specific point within the process. The plant has found that interchanging parts between crankshaft manufacturing lines produces scrap. The interchanging of parts is required due to machinery down time and production rates required. The plant felt that a better understanding of the correlation of gauges between manufacturing lines would help reduce scrap. The hypothesis of this gauge study was then that the gauges are measuring the same specific dimensions at the same specific point within the process as determined by engineering.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGeneral Motors. Romulus, Michigan.
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Mathematics Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleQuality and Reliability at General Motors Dealing with Statistics in Manufacturing : Correlation of Gaugesen_US
KCollege.Access.ContactIf you are not a current Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member, email to request access to this thesis.

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Mathematics Senior Individualized Projects [249]
    This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIP's) completed in the Mathematics Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

Show simple item record