As we edge closer to our local TIC convention we will be asking our fantastic TIC circles some burning questions to find out a little more about them...
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Tell us your team name and introduce your team members:
We are Alistair Gough, Stuart Johnson, Toni Clark, Ian Clarke and Ellie Power. We all work together in the Trim and Final CME team.
What made you take part in TIC?
We had some ideas of how we could improve things in Trim and Final and TIC seemed like the ideal forum to take these ideas forward.
How did you come up with your TIC idea?
We followed the TIC instructions outlined in the pack and we got together to discuss and brainstorm some ideas we had. We gradually whittled down our ideas until we ended up with the theme we eventually chose. That theme was redesigning the QPS and WES books to be more streamlined and user friendly.
What’s been your biggest challenge so far?
The biggest challenge we have faced so far is the situation arising from the Covid crisis (no surprise there). We have all spent a great deal of time out of the plant and on our staggered return there were some major changes in priorities. The TIC project was side-lined for some time but when the process was re-invigorated it didn’t take us long to get back into the swing of things. This is a project we all believe in and that helped us to get back in the saddle quickly and efficiently.
Tell us how you’ve had to adapt your way of working to follow the safety measures in place due to Coronavirus?
Our team meetings have become less frequent and Teams based (and a little less entertaining because of that). The social distancing required when discussing our proposals with members of the production team has also been a barrier. But like everyone else in plant we have adapted, changed and persevered.
Is there anything your colleagues in Halewood can do to support your TIC project?
We have already had a great deal of support from our TIC coach and the wider TIC team and we have managed get some sample output from our TIC already on Line 9. What we need is for the Group Leaders and Production Leaders to continue to engage with our proposals and provide feedback. They have already proven to be very helpful and the feedback we have received so far has been overwhelmingly positive.