1. Project Name: Quality Improvement in Footwear Manufacturing Line
From September 4th to October 31st 2014, a group of two GPEM 2013 students, namely Pham Dang Khoa and Nguyen Le Hoang Quan undertook an on-site project at Shyang Hung Cheng Industrial Ltd. Co. This is one of the company’s kaizen projects which have been focusing on improving quality at footwear manufacturing lines. Facilitated by adidas group, great support from SHC and fruitful supervision of GPEM faculty members, the team was able to analyze current level of rejection of shoes, identify real causes of rejection, develop and implement improvement measures to increase Right First Time (RFT) ratio of an assembly line. The achieved result that showed a raise of 3% in RFT indicator thanks to many newly designed devices and tools were considerable and highly assessed by all respective partners in terms of feasibility and effectiveness. The students through this project were given a valuable opportunity not only to implement theoretical knowledge into reality but to experience a real industrial project as well.
2. Project Name: Total Quality Control of Injection Molding Parts in Footwear Industry
As one of the most important aspects in GPEM curriculum, project-based learning in an industrial factory not only equips students with practical experience but also lets them implement theoretical knowledge into reality. Based on that purpose, a group of four GPEM 2013 students was given the project “Total Quality Control of injection molding parts in footwear industry” at Hwa Seung Vina Co., Ltd. from August 27th to October 9th 2014. The project took place at injection molding line for producing shoes’ soles. Students had to spend 6 weeks on-site and immerge to works of the production line they were assigned to. By studying and analyzing production process, the team was able to figure out problems in term of quality, productivity and workplace organization and then suggest improvement ideas to address these issues. For instances, a new standard of procedure was approved, an improved quality checking tool was implemented as well as many devices and methods were designed. As a result, the ideas was highly assessed by a management team of the factory for their feasibility to implement and effectiveness in improving production quality.