CEN-CLC Workshop - Zero Defect Manufacturing – Basic Principles and Requirements

The objectives of the planned workshop are to define basic principles of zero-defect manufacturing (ZDM), based on the terminology, which was recently created in a CEN-CENELEC Workshop and is available as CWA 17918:2022.

It should contain the steps on how to get to a ZDM manufacturing line and could be used by manufacturers to implement ZDM (both on existing and new manufacturing lines). A defined set of requirements will support the manufactures to ensure following the principles of ZDM.


The need for this workshop was identified by the consortium of the Horizon funded projects ZDMP and ZDZW.

The workshop will create two CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreements (CWA) with the proposed titles: "Zero Defects Manufacturing – Basic Principles" and "Zero Defects Manufacturing – Requirements". The WS will define the basic principles and requirements for zero-defect manufacturing. The latter CWA is intended of being used as basis for conformity assessment.


The CWA “Zero Defects Manufacturing – Requirements” will set requirements which need to be fulfilled for manufacturers capable of implementing ZDM and producing with ZDM.

The workshop is proposed by a joint activity of Horizon funded projects and experts for zero-defect manufacturing.


The kick-off meeting will be held online on 08 September 2023 from 9:00 to 12:30 CEST. All interested parties are invited to submit their registration form to the Workshop Secretary, Mr. Christian Grunewald (christian.grunewald@din.de). Comments on the draft Project Plan are to be sent using the commenting form below to the Workshop Secretary by 20 August 2023.

The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be finalized in June 2024.


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