Other uses of the Leading2Lean system?

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  • Phil

    There will be many milestones on a companies lean journey...one of them is the realization that this system is so much more than equipment downtime tracking. It becomes the umpire or scorekeeper for the entire ball game. Soon other departments will see the benefit of understanding how their processes affect production or even their own internal downtime. PC & L managers will want details as to what material shut down the production lines and for how long. Understanding these will help them set the direction for where their teams need to focus in order to improve. In the end everyone's objective should be to produce What the customer wants, In the amount he wants and deliver it when he wants it. If we do that, we stay in business long term. Just an idea to get the discussion going....

    Originally answered May 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

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  • Peter Rathjen

    We have utilized the system for many processes within our plant. We track PM, work orders, Changeovers, Material shortages, machine modification and technician times, such as training, break / lunches and projects. This system has proven to be very beneficial to us by allowing us to capture all of our work signals into one place. It has provided us a very simple Visual Workplace model.

    Originally answered May 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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  • Curtis Bird

    Well to answer the questions asked “other uses of leading2lean system” we use it for the normal usage of downtime, PM’s, work orders, material shortages etc.. that others use however there is a couple of codes we use that maybe others could benefit from. One code we use is called “Seguridad” meaning safety. In the event of a safety issue on the production floor, the line will call dispatch to report an incident and the dispatcher will call our safety department, then enter the call which automatically sends out a page to the production, engineering and maintenance departments responsible for the area. Another code we use is “Dar Seguimiento” or follow up needed. We use this code for many reasons. One example is when we do not have a part needed for a repair, we will find a way to get the line running again but will put in the code with the part we need. This will stay up on the dispatch screen until the part has been ordered and received. Another example is we have a 4 hour window between 2 and 6 am where most of our lines are not running. In the event of a repair during that time, we use this code as a way for the first shift to follow up with the repair to make sure the equipment is running good. I would like to hear of any other good ideas, examples for different codes and processes around the codes to improve productivity. Gracias!

    Originally answered May 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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