On the parts that we make, there is a "traveler" that goes with the part as it goes through the process.Most of them need to fixed and haven't been fixed and are simply messed up.The traveler also on the operations that make the product or part have down operations that they can't perform and are still on there and been on there for years and the customer is being charged for that operation and it is not being or being to perform on that part. Another example is that I was working with a quality manager to change a process or test that was to performed on many parts. The process went like this on the traveler; clean, paint, paint oven and finally "milipo" . Milipo is short for "miliport" and it is a test for cleanliness on the part. It made no sense through all that and then test and if failed then it would have to re-cleaned till it passes the test . The chemical that they use for the test and if required the re-cleaning will harm or take the paint of and if anything that should have been off would have baked on the part and not come off. The quality manager and I tried to get this fixed, I would write down the parts number with travelers like that and she would go to them and the person to fix it and in the mean time I would, and she agreed on this, that when we got those parts like that, send for the test after wash then to paint. She tried to get the travelers fixed. She tried and tried they are still not fixed.
I don't have to drive far to work.