Together, the partners are undertaking a feasibility study to identify analytical algorithms that will create a system capable of identifying compound production problems that cannot be detected by current quality control processes. Currently, within the Canadian automotive manufacturing industry, the end-of-line product quality check is a manual process that is blind to the manufacturing process and the variations that occur on a daily basis.
As a result, manufacturers are experiencing a heightened level of recalls due to unidentified product failures during production. This new system is intended to be capable of detecting compound production problems that cannot be detected by current uncorrelated and parallel quality control processes. When applied, the system improves quality levels and reduces the number of recalls.