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  • Title: A Process Control Model for Effectively Managing Product Quality Variation in a Global Production Manufacturing Setting
  • Author(s): Constantine Michael Koursaris, William Clifford Manley
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Global Studies
  • Journal Title: The Global Studies Journal
  • Keywords: Supply Chain, Product Manufacturing, Product Development, Global Production Networks, Statistical Process
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 1835-4432 (Print)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-4432/CGP/v11i01/43-57
  • Citation: Koursaris, Constantine Michael, and William Clifford Manley. 2018. "A Process Control Model for Effectively Managing Product Quality Variation in a Global Production Manufacturing Setting." The Global Studies Journal 11 (1): 43-57. doi:10.18848/1835-4432/CGP/v11i01/43-57.
  • Extent: 15 pages

Abstract

With a focus on global mobilities and global production networks (GPN), this research study provides a model for manufacturing organizations to reduce and control product costs of poor quality and costs of rework. Furthermore, this research study was developed in an effort to differentiate between nominal standardized specifications and varied non-standardized specifications in the manufacturing of products. To illustrate the applicability of this model, we have chosen a common fender washer that has many uses in both industrial and non-industrial settings. The goal of the research study is to provide a planned homogeneous and systematic method for assessing possible variations of manufactured products in a multi global production network environment. The findings of the study will clarify how a non-standardized product sample differs from a standardized manufactured product. On the economic dimensions of globalization, applicability of this study will offer manufacturing organizations, especially those operating in GPNs with a number of factories worldwide, a methodology to monitor product homogeneity bearing the same physical characteristics and quality as similar products from other manufacturing plants within the organization or even other competing manufacturers external to the organization.