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Development of a quality check station in a pharmaceutical industry to achieve zero defect production using PDCA cycle

Mahmud, Khairus Syakirah and Nasry, Nasrul Ashraf and Hilmy, Irfan and Ismail, Md Yusof (2015) Development of a quality check station in a pharmaceutical industry to achieve zero defect production using PDCA cycle. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 (23). pp. 17421-17426. ISSN 1819-6608

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This paper reports the result of a research in a pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia. The data have been collected and analyzed because of the some issues occurred in company X. There is need of adding a check station in the company. Moreover, the issues on the health of human eyes sight that required to be considered during quality check. In order to avoid the rejection of capsule, the quality check station is developed. The inspection table and the standard light intensity on the inspection table must be taken into account for better capsule production result. This also directly affects the health of human eyes and should be considered. The objective of this research is to enhance the production and avoid the rejection parts. There is one strategy for the continuously improvement. The lean manufacturing approach has been carried out in problem solving using the PDCA technique. The finding reveals that application of lean manufacturing using PDCA helps in solving the problem in the process. Thus, the inspection table has two sides of lights. The inspection table has to be equipped with a reflector in order to achieve the standard light intensity for human eyes. Consequently, this will reduce rejection of parts and aids in faster inspection.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6670/48832
Uncontrolled Keywords: standard light intensity, reflector, PDCA cycle, lean manufacturing system
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Ir. Prof. Dr. Md Yusof Ismail
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 17:46
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 11:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48832

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