A management system was created and adopted at a process-like production plant that included sufficient real-time efficiency and measurement of technical capability. Systematic monitoring revealed views and trends, and the system made it possible to react to problems and deficiencies quickly. Through the project, it was possible to set genuine goals, and the goals were reached through collaboration. Searching for the guilty turned into the removal of causes, and workplace efficiency, safety and well-being improved. In practice, the changes from two shifts to three shifts required by seasonal fluctuation were shortened and became significantly less frequent as yields improved and the reliability of quality production improved (the principle of “getting it right the first time). The cost per unit decreased, enabling a better business result, and most importantly creating a basis for a systematic, continuous improvement of the operation as a whole.
Partner Reijo Törmä