AT&T Power Systems
A Quality Improvement team has addressed the reduction of solder dross generated by the solder machines and solder pots in the manufacturing processes at AT&T Power Systems. Solder dross is considered as a hazardous waste and is transported to a permitted site in California for recycling. Due to the weight, transportation costs are very high. Therefore, the Quality Team was formed to reduce the dross generated which has reduced both the wastes generated and the amount of new solder purchased. Reductions were achieved through the following programs:
The project reduces the solid wastes left over fromthe manufacturing solder process.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
Reductions in transportation costs and reduced purchase of new solder will recover costs.