TPM Case Study: Sticky Foil
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Adebolaji Jobi-Taiwo, Adam Miller, Amelia Lopez, and Elizabeth Cudney
The sticky foil defect occurs when customers running product on their machines encounter a “tear-out” where the sheet of foil rips or tears out, and production must be stopped. This primarily occurs because the foils stick together. The total cost of claims due to tear-outs for the period considered for this report (October 1 to June 27) is approximately $326,655. The main objective of the project is to apply the Six Sigma philosophy and its DMAIC methodology to identify the cause of the variation in the manufacturing process and propose solutions backed by data that will eliminate the sticky foil defects experienced by the manufacturer.