Solihull's Paintshop proves being brilliant is a true team effort
As the saying goes, ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ and Solihull’s Paint Shop have recently proved it right with their fantastic collaboration.
They are the first whole technology for a manufacturing plant at JLR to score full marks at Brilliant at the Basics.
Brilliant at the Basics is pretty much what it says on the tin. Working in conjunction with the Business Excellence team, Paint have spent the past 12 months implementing a check list of 30 fundamental aspects of delivery,
This ranges from making sure Work Group Cubes are up to scratch, everyone working has had the correct training and everyone in the team has the right PPE.
It’s not been easy to reach this milestone and to score full marks in 30 areas is no mean feat.
Clive Roberts, Paint Manufacturing Manager explained, “A lot of hard work has been put in by the team to reach this point. It wouldn’t have happened without everyone working together, sharing ideas and being one cohesive team.”
It has been a great example of what can be achieved by working together. From Associates to Group Leaders to Business Excellence Coaches to Senior Managers, everyone has had their part to play.
Vicky Foster, a GL from the PDC3 area of Paint was one of those going the extra mile.
She explained, “It feels like second nature now but if you look at how we were working before implementing the checklist, it’s world’s apart.”
We wanted to know what Paint’s key to success was? Vicky commented, “We have leaned on each other a lot recently. One area will excel in one aspect, so we would go and see how they do it and replicate in our own areas. The next week, you’ll have the same person who showed you how to do something, asking for help on something you might be further along with. It’s really helped us share ideas and act like buddy’s.”
Sounds like some great team work.
Each technology area at Solihull is currently working to implement Brilliant at the Basics and you can all play your part at making Solihull ‘brilliant’.