Commitment #9, a focus on keeping things straight…
- No Shortcuts
We will teach you the safe way, provide you safe equipment, fix it when it breaks. Do it right and safe.
- Safety Freeze
Watch out for others, guide and teach “rookies,” hold others accountable for safe practices.
- On Time and Quick Start
Be there, start timely.
- Work Smart – Technique and Consistency
Learn the right techniques and work at a consistent pace.
- Work Hard – Strength and Speed
Build endurance and push for faster production.
Teammates support, cooperate, encourage and motivate each others. Be a good team member.
- “Customer Quality”
Know your customer and exceed their expectations.
- 100% Uptime
Learn to understand your tools and machines. Maintain them. Report little things before they become big.
- Lean and Clean
To run lean, we must have good housekeeping. Keep your area clean.
This is a simple truth. The best plants have good housekeeping.It takes an “every person effort” to keep a plant orderly and clean.
Here are some of the things that I see that happen in clean plants:
- Management has a plan specific to cleaning up and clear accountabilities are assigned.
- Resources are available to ensure proper housekeeping. Resources include adequate staff hired, adequate tools available and adequate time available.
- A premium is placed on processing downfall timely. Downfall is the biggest contributor to the junky appearance of a plant.
- A premium is placed on the timely use of “cut stock.” There are no piles of “leftover boards” from previous orders. There is a plan to use them up.
- Housekeeping is perceived as necessary to productive operation as compared to a cost of doing business. Hidden costs exist in a poorly organized plant. Housekeeping is a premium.
- Better or Worse? If you are not moving toward excellence, you are drifting toward mediocrity.