What is FMEA?

What is FMEA?

Failure Mode & Effects Analysis is a step by step risk assessment tool for identifying failures within a design (DFMEA) of a product or service and processes (PFMEA). The structured approach evaluates the level of severity, how often the failure occurs and...
What are the benefits of a Turtle Diagram?

What are the benefits of a Turtle Diagram?

Turtle Diagrams can be used in conjunction with Process Flow Charts, Procedures, Work Instructions, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to link them all together, correlating the information in one simple to read diagram. There are many benefits of using a Turtle...
First Things First

First Things First

It’s no secret that I think systems will help a shop run better – more efficiently, easier to train employees, higher profits.  Systems take time to implement, however. One of the conversations I frequently have is, “OK, I’ll accept your premise that it will make more...
Handling Contaminated Automotive Refrigerants

Handling Contaminated Automotive Refrigerants

While researching information for a client on a sister topic of recycling automotive electronics, I came across this article from the EPA.  Rather than paraphrase it, since it was well-written and covers all the points that I would have highlighted in this article,...