Built In Quality

Built In Quality

Achieving a 50% reduction in injury frequency in Victoria, TX

Steven Rodriguez,team lead in our hydraulic excavator facility in Victoria, Texas, piloted Lean manufacturing.

With Lean Manufacturing's Built in Quality, processes are done right the first time, with the right tools, ergonomics and job training with a goal of eliminating unplanned, out-of-process rework to correct defects.

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CAMPAIGN: Caterpillar's 2014 Sustainability Report

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Steven Rodriguez, team lead in Victoria, Texas, uses BIQ methodology to trace defects back to their root cause and works to eliminate them. Reducing the need to address defects through out-of-process rework also decreases the risk of injury. The Victoria facility has had about a 50 percent decrease in recordable injury frequency (RIF), or safety injuries, from 2013 to 2014.

Read more in the 2014 Sustainability Report.