Drum roll please… Social distancing restrictions and the recent planned stop to production means we have some catching up to do with our usual Kaizen of the Month recognition event but last week we crowned our marvellous March winner!
It was Phil Cotteril, from Paint Shop, who scooped the award after the innovative idea he ‘plugged’ helped the department to ring in savings of over £3500!
Bright spark, Phil, came up with this cost saving initiative after discovering some redundant control boards, which had several RJ45 plugs attached to them.
Although the wires had been cut out, Phil was confident the plugs could be repurposed and used for Paint Shops new ecoat or PAT systems.
As a result of his Phil’s bright idea, approximately 200 plugs have been reworked- resulting in a total cost saving of £3564.
Great work Phil- getting involved in Continuous Improvement activity to reduce waste and cost and improve efficiency and quality at Halewood is a key way that employees can play their part in Refocus.
Like Phil- you know your processes better than anyone so please continue to share your ideas and raise Kaizens.
Phil was unable to collect his award in person so teammate, Mark Romano, picked it up on his behalf, along with Paint Shop manager, Mike Hughes.
Second place went to Kevin Jamieson, from Trim & Final and Stephen Glover from BIW.
Third place went to Ryan Davies and the Quality Control team from TPPG which included: Michael Hill, Gary Newman, Anthony Mullen, Scott Harrison, Michael Dunn, Tony Fitzpatrick, Cristy Stone and Michael Crilly.