Establish metrics, measurements and tools to improve efficiency, effectiveness and communication; ensuring the requirements of the customer are met, optimizing product value, reducing cost and ensuring on time delivery.

More Uses of the SMED Toolkit:

  • Manage production operations and communicate staffing needs to achieve schedule commitments and assure delivery dates and customer demands are met.
  • Oversee: direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production and processing of goods, batching, filling and packaging.
  • Support the effective application of the Daily Management System to validate that actions lead to desired performance improvements.
  • Ensure you exceed; read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Generate ideas for optimizing the product range based on Customer Back Innovation findings, where product innovation has Value Engineering / Value Analysis as a key factor.
  • Confirm your project complies; monitors work, alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions, controls load factors and flow of work to ensure maximum use of available capacity and effective use of labor, tools and equipment.
  • Take ownership for departmental input into Product Line Simplification processes, financial analysis, and a strive to increase unit profitability.
  • Assure your enterprise acts as primary contact with Process technicians for issues/projects, Quality team for product quality issues, and Maintenance technicians for improvements and work order completion.
  • Facilitate problem solving by leveraging/modeling continuous improvement methodologies to eliminate root causes and permanently reduce variance.
  • Establish: review the daily and weekly shipping schedules and production capabilities to determine how to employ people, equipment and tooling to execute sequence and expedite daily orders.
  • Ensure you expand; lead cultural change that impacts safety, employee engagement and drive results in productivity for your unionized hourly associates.
  • Oversee and actively lead the use of lean manufacturing tools to support continuous improvement throughout Kaizen efforts.
  • Observe work and monitor manufacturing equipment indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.
  • Lead: consistently monitor operations and analyze costs to maximize opportunities to contain costs and increase quality, efficiency and profit margins.
  • Be accountable for identifying and implementing cost savings initiatives to drive operational performance improvements and cost reduction using Lean Manufacturing Tools and methods.
  • Communicate problems, progress reports and continuous improvement ideas to management staff, maintenance and production personnel.
  • Orchestrate: champion efforts to drive out manufacturing variation by analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and leading implementation of appropriate short and long term solutions.
  • Coordinate: perseverance purses everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Develop: interface accordingly with all appropriate departments and individuals to ensure open communications for resolution of operational needs.
  • Secure that your planning participates individually or on cross functional teams focused on relentless continuous improvement and problem solving activities throughout your organization.
  • Evaluate, redesign and implement manufacturing processes to improve performance metrics of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory.
  • Lead: actively engage in root cause analysis and continuous improvement exercises providing solutions to issues and how to optimize results.
  • Coordinate: own the supplier development processes, through dialogue with the suppliers and manage performance based on scorecards and defined KPIs.
  • Maintain quality control processes to ensure products/services meet quality standards; lead implementation of process improvements.
  • Ensure downstream equipment is clean and in showroom condition after preventative maintenance is performed on production equipment.
  • Steer: monitor equipment downtime and operator reports and lead root cause analysis initiatives to eliminate downtime or equipment variation.
  • Ensure you start and you finish, taking leadership of getting things done, on time and to high quality, tying up all the loose ends along the way.
  • Ensure area maintains ISO ready compliance for all operations, methods, tooling, processes, work instructions, test equipment and training.
  • Warrant that your operation contributes to accident free operations and compliance to all health, safety, environmental, and quality requirements and regulations.
  • Manage services are provided in the area of Process Improvement Engineering (lean manufacturing processes), to ensure productivity levels are obtained and sustainable.

 

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