This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report (continued from previous day's quote):
One additional lie in their bag of tricks they (Manufacturing and QA Management) probably used in connection with getting the current system of "self-inspection" of these critical plumbing torques instigated at PSD, was the ubiquitous lie of, that if we complied with the requirement, "it would shut PSD down." This is the lie they use to get PSD exceptions to specs so we do not have comply with them. This leakproof torque debacle, while the email doesn’t mention it, is one instance I’m sure it was used. They are probably using it now on the "do not torque adjacent bolts on circular patterns" problem, trying to get (name), key engineer of the (engineering specification) spec, to grant an exception for PSD (see Exhibit AH if you are interested). They are lying when they say this. If they were telling the actual truth, this line would go something like this: "It would add significant time to our builds" or "It would slow us down a little" or "We’ve been doing it so long now wrong, we need to cover our asses for past nonconformances we shipped and make the spec say how we do it, not vice versa. If this gets out we’ll look like the people that put schedule over quality and safety, like we are. If we have to pay the airlines for fixing all of the nonconforming product we shipped, it would shut PSD down, or at least impact BCAG profits" or "It would inconvenience us" or "That safety requirement does not fit in with PSD Lean plans--get rid of it."
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