Evaluate and promote best practices and optimum utilization of resources; devise standard operating practices and develop plans for the efficient use of materials, machines, capital and employees; and drive improvements through the application of Lean Manufacturing practices and Kaizen activity.

More Uses of the Lean Manufacturing Toolkit:

  • Support of manufacturing site requirements, leveraging spend across locations to identify and implement sourcing and process improvements to strengthen and accelerate supply chain initiatives.
  • Provide technical support for operations; serve as a technical liaison between product engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, quality and customer service engineering.
  • Lead cross functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design, and quality problems, and to ensure the continuous improvement of processes and methods.
  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Encourage and maintain a safe work environment, support manufacturing processes with the utmost integrity and adherence to Quality policy, support site initiatives for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and productivity improvements.
  • Perform standard mechanical assembly procedures, perform rework, and repair of components and systems to drawing specifications on or off the unit and on manufactured equipment and products.
  • Supervise: implement and support Lean Manufacturing systems and work closely with other functions toward ongoing labor and material productivity, quality, and design cost improvements.
  • Communicate with team members and support teams to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials.
  • Pilot: actively participate in design review, technical review and program meetings ensuring that manufacturing knowledge, process capability and capacity needs are being shared, considered and acted on by the program teams.
  • Confirm your organization analysis of time and motion analysis, methods, estimating, process engineering and plant layout for assigned area to ensure balanced methods and available capacity to meet customer demand.
  • Confirm your organization ensures achievement of organization objectives by delegating authority to key supervisors in production, methods, cost accounting, maintenance and other related operations.
  • Steer: participation and influence in review and execution of engineering change orders or deviations impacting material availability, material obsolescence, product configuration, product performance, and production throughput.
  • Ensure you build a values and performance based culture, ensuring that all employees are accountable, have/understand clear goals/objectives, the necessary training and development to accomplish the demands/expectations of the business and are reviewed regularly against performance targets.
  • Establish: actively participate in the design phase of products to ensure design for manufacturing principles are incorporated and Lean Manufacturing methods can be utilized.
  • Methodize: coach and develop leaders from the front line to the leadership team on performing lean value streams through leadership culture and behavior changes, process operating rhythm, and method changes.
  • Be accountable for managing project execution from inception to completion, with a focus on sustainable and reliable manufacturing, equipment optimization and technology enhancements.
  • Head: participation and influence in routine material and capacity clear to build review using minimal expedite or burst activity to support final assembly build plan attainment.
  • Devise: coach key contributors on developing a highly effective daily management process focused on management through mission control, creation of flow, adherence to standard work, and solid implementation of rigorous problem solving.
  • Achieve production schedules and product requirements by applying Lean Manufacturing/synchronous principles with emphasis on variation reduction, control costs, and achieve productivity improvements.
  • Assure your organization plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes in industrial plant consistent with current ISO requirements, safety requirements, and good housekeeping standards.
  • Utilize root cause problem solving skills to develop and lead implementation of continuous improvement, error proofing, ergonomics, yield, and other Lean Manufacturing initiatives for equipment and processes.
  • Govern: monitor the production process and perform sample quality checks; remove defective products to allow for continued production; and inform the supervisor of product quality issues.
  • Warrant that your organization cross functional and cross organization partnership with product quality, manufacturing engineering, purchasing, sourcing, new product introduction, and logistics teams to support customer success.
  • Be accountable for collaborating with engineering and product development on key business goals and strategy; Ensuring necessary support is obtained from other functions in order to meet the project objectives and/or milestones.
  • Manage the cycle counting and the physical inventory process for external and internal locations and recommend and implement improvements to the processes where necessary.


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