How do you stay relevant and at the top of the game in an era of fierce global competition in the electrical industry? One step is to switch to Lean production.
Last week, Iskraemeco Kranj hosted the first global Lean event, attended by Lean, 5S and automation project leaders from Egypt, India and Malaysia.
Global competition in the electrical industry forces us to constantly improve our processes, reduce costs and increase quality. Therefore, the main objective was to create a vision and strategy for implementing Lean manufacturing in our companies. In the future, with our combined knowledge and experience, we will standardize the Lean documents and prepare the guide for the implementation of Lean production in our existing and future plants.
This four-day event consisted of active workshops where participants learned basic Lean methods and tools (5S – Organization of Workplaces, VSM – Value Stream Mapping, 7 Wastes in Production), developed proposals for improving production processes at various workplaces in the factory, and determined the criteria for our first official standard document – the 5S Audit Checklist.
We are pleased with the ideas and suggestions collected and are confident that they will help us implement new excellent practices in the production facilities.