What is Rework?

Rework Definition

Rework is the process of correcting defective, failed, or nonconforming items after inspection. This process includes disassembly, repair, replacement, and reassembly.


What is rework in production?

Rework in production is the process of repairing things that are defective, failed, or non-conforming during or after inspection. Disassembly, repair, replacement, reassembly, and other tasks are included in this procedure.

*Source: http://www.leansupplysolutions.com

How can you prevent scrap and rework?

Companies can reduce scrap and rework by:

  • Documenting product data through a bill of materials (BOM)
  • Consistently reviewing manufacturing processes
  • Communicating product changes to all key stakeholders (i.e., internal product teams and external supply chain partners)
What will happen if products have to be reworked?

Rework results in lost time, increased waste, and unexpected expenditures. Finding strategies to eliminate production rework saves money, allows you to use your time more productively, and results in higher-quality products.

*Source: https://news.ewmfg.com

Best Practices for Change & Revision

Read our guides to effective change and revision control, master change management with our best practices articles and learn how to implement an effective change management system.