The Kaizen team are working across the EMC to help remove road blocks, providing practical and specialists support wherever they are needed.
Over the last few months, they have supported the team on the crank line in Mod 4 with a number of improvements to processes and tools.
Adam Box said: “Craig Barnfield, the process leader in Mod 4 Machining reviewed all the Kaizens that had been created and found five that had stalled due to a requirement for additional practical support.
He called us and we worked with the team in the local area, who had raised the Kaizens, to understand their base line conditions and ideas for improvement.
“We received drawings, from which we were able to fabricate parts and worked with the team to fit the new parts on to existing machines.
“We then asked the IMTs to provide feedback, to ensure that the improvements were fit for purpose and did the job they were meant to do.”
Simon Bullock continued: “It has been a real team effort, working closely with the IMTs on the line.
“Our aim is to remove road blocks. Our skills and expertise means that we are able to engage fully with the IMTs and work with them to find solutions that will simplify their processes.”
ABOUT THE KAIZEN TEAM
Created at the end of 2017, the team aims to develop and create practical problem solving tools, including additional parts to retrofit to existing machines in order to cut waiting times and costs associated with using external suppliers.
By bringing capabilities in house, the team are able to react more quickly to the needs of their internal customers, working cross-functionally to deliver cost efficient, time saving solutions.