I'm in a build-to-order manufacturing environment where we paint several types of parts and then package them. Our process involves pulling the parts off the paint line, storing them in baskets, then pulling each basket to a work station. At the work station, an operator identifies the part, looks up customer orders, and packages them accordingly. Our biggest problem is wrong or missing parts; damage, fit, and finish issues trail far behind. Does anyone have any suggestions for *simple* methods we could implement to improve this aspect of quality?
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