Discover the Benefits of Defect Elimination

Defect Elimination is a powerful tool to maintain optimal performance in your system. By implementing the DE process, you will benefit from the following:

  • Improved quality and reliability
  • Cost savings through reduction of scrap, rework, and warranty costs
  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Better equipment utilization
  • Enhanced safety and environmental performance

Defect Elimination Process

The Defect Elimination System Provides Reliability Engineers with a powerful yet flexible and simple system to conduct root cause analysis and structured problem solving. The  process steps in identifying root cause and ultimately the most effective solutions.

Key steps in the iQuest Defect Elimination process include:

  • Defining the problem
  • Measuring: Getting the evidence
  • Analysis
  • Implementing the solutions
  • Controlling and sustaining

The output of the DE process is an action oriented A3 pack with roles, responsibilities and implementation timelines.

The DE Process also prioritises problems into 3 levels depending on severity and hence level of detailed analysis;

  1. Level 1: Minor – 5 WHY
  2. Level 2: Recurring problem – A3
  3. Level 3: Serious problem – Full RCA or FMEA

Defect Elimination Levels

Thought Process