Using Color Labels to Improve Application Processes
Boyd Coatings Research Co. manufactures, applies, and distributes custom-developed, high-performance coatings, specializing in the medical, industrial and aerospace markets.
For Boyd’s three-part products to work properly, their customers must mix the correct component in order to produce the final coating. For example, component A must be mixed first with component B and then with component C to produce the final coating. Since most customers purchase multiple sets of different 3-part products, Boyd needs an error-proof process to insure the components are mixed correctly. Mixing mistakes are costly and could result in "critical failures."
To error-proof their coating application process, Boyd uses color labels and letters to signify a series of coatings, insuring the different components are mixed properly.
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