Functional Reviews across Technologies at Solihull began last week with TIC's presenting their great improvement ideas. We continue our mission to share some quick fire interviews with some of the first teams to go through the reviews. Meet the 'Scrap Rats'.
Who’s in the circle? The team is made up from Chris Sansom, VCATS Build Engineer, Lee Bassett, Trim and Final Principal Engineer, Dan Walker, FA2 OTA CME Engineer, John Prendeville, Solihull FA 2 Manpower Planner and Phil Smith, VCATS Graduate Apprentice.
How did you come up with the team name? The chosen project is related to non-conforming parts - so it naturally developed into Scrap Rats
What is your project all about?
It's all about getting more control on non-conforming parts by looking at how they are handled and recorded. We have good control over sequenced parts but not so much over line-side parts.
Why do you think TIC is important for the business? TIC allows people to cross boundaries into other areas of the business that they wouldn't normally get involved in. It really improves cross-functional relationships whilst also helping improve the team members skill sets and addresses issues that have been annoying them in their work. It's a win-win for the people and the business.
What’s the best thing about TIC? Challenges you to move out of your comfort zone and learn different skills.
If your circle was a famous team from a movie or TV series who would you be and why?
The A Team - We love it when a plan comes together!