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Big Data Driven Manufacturing – Process- Monitoring-for- Quality Philosophy

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Jeffrey A. Abell

GM Technical Fellow, Member of ASME Global Research and Development General Motors, Warren, MI 38092
jeffrey.abell@gm.com

Debejyo Chakraborty

Senior Researcher Global Research and Development General Motors, Warren, MI 38092
debejyo.chakraborty@gm.com

Carlos A. Escobar

Global Research and Development General Motors, Warren, MI 38092
carlos.1.escobar@gm.com

Kee H. Im

Staff Researcher Global Research and Development General Motors, Warren, MI 38092
kee.im@gm.com

Diana M. Wegner

Staff Researcher Global Research and Development General Motors, Warren, MI 38092
diana.wegner@gm.com

Mike Wincek

Staff Researcher Global Research and Development General Motors, Warren, MI 38092
mike.wincek@gm.com

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4036833 History: Received January 31, 2017; Revised May 17, 2017

Abstract

Discussion of big data has been about data, software, and methods with an emphasis on retail and personalization of services and products. Big data also has impacted engineering and manufacturing and has resulted in better and more ef?cient manufacturing operations, improved quality, and more personalized products. A less apparent effect is that big data has changed problem solving: the problems we choose to solve, the strategy we seek, and the tools we em- ploy. This article illustrates this point by showing how the big data style of thinking enabled the development of a new quality assurance philosophy called process monitoring for quality. A blend of process monitoring and quality control, that is founded on big data and big models; catalysts for the next step in the evolution of the quality movement. Process monitoring for quality was used to evaluate the performance of the ultrasonically welded battery tabs in the new Chevrolet Volt, an extended range electric vehicle.

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