Honda made the New Honda (NH) Quality Circle part of their on-going routine. Although the tendency of many manufacturing companies has been to organise quality circles almost exclusively on the shop floor, at Honda there were no such limits. At Honda R&D North America's Raymond, Ohio complex, a NH Quality Circle was used to solve problems with CAD. This quality circle found that the CAD system response time, a limited model size, the plotting system, and system crashes were the four problem spot...

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