Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Page: 120-126
Development Research of a New Welding Manufacturing Quality Control and Management System (Case: China)
Xiaochen Yang, Laboratory of Welding Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Paul Kah, Laboratory of Welding Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Jukka Martikainen, Laboratory of Welding Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Received: Nov. 30, 2015;       Accepted: Dec. 7, 2015;       Published: Dec. 18, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmea.20150306.14      View  4020      Downloads  87
Abstract
The Chinese welding industry is growing every year. Companies around the world are looking to use Chinese enterprises as their cooperation partners. However, the Chinese welding industry also has relatively low quality and weak management system. A modern, advanced welding management system appropriate for local socio-economic conditions is required to enable Chinese enterprises to enhance further their business development. This article designed and implemented a new welding quality management system in China. This new system is called ‘welding production quality control management model system in China’ (WQMC). Constructed on the basis of surveys and in-company interviews, the welding management system comprises the following different elements and perspectives: a ‘Localized congenital existing problem resolution strategies ’ (LCEPRS) database, a ‘human factor designed training system’ (HFDT) training strategy, the theory of modular design, ISO 3834 requirements, total welding management (TWM), and lean manufacturing (LEAN) theory. The paper also describes the design and implementation of a HFDT strategy in Chinese welding companies. Such training is an effective way to increase employees’ awareness of quality and issues associated with quality assurance. The study identified widely existing problems in the Chinese welding industry and constructed a LCEPRS database that can be used to mitigate and avoid common problems. The work uses the theory of modular design, and TWM as tools for the implementation of the WQMC system. Analysis of the WQMC system effects indicates that its adoption has resulted in improved quality and reduced costs.
Keywords
Welding Quality Management, Training, WPS, ISO 3834, Total Welding Management
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Xiaochen Yang, Paul Kah, Jukka Martikainen, Development Research of a New Welding Manufacturing Quality Control and Management System (Case: China), International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 120-126. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmea.20150306.14
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