zimmark presents 6 key elements for world class manufacturers at reliableplant 2016 in Louisville
Zimmark is presenting the "6 Keys Elements for World Class Manufacturing" at the Reliable Plant Conference in Louisville KY during the week of April 5.
The focus of the presentation will be to highlight that the World Class manufacturing ideal (ie 100% quality, 100% On-Time at the lowest cost possible), is a relentlessly iterative process where companies need to be evaluating all the processes that exist within their facility to identify the ones that are not optimized and/or poorly integrated with their core operations. Since a "chain is only as strong as its weakest Link" many facilities are letting non-core processes limit their profitability and throughput. The challenge with non-core processes is that what makes them non-core is the lack of in-house expertise and/or sustainable robust systems and/or a focused data driven accountable labor force required to ensure the process stays in a controlled and improving state.
In the presentation we identify 6 different process symptoms that need to be assessed to determine if a step change in profitability/availability is possible, Technology is changing so quickly that unless plants are updating their processes to take advantage of these technological improvements, they will have trouble keeping up with world class productivity levels.
We will be presenting on Tuesday April 5, 2016 in Room 101, at 1:30 in the afternoon. Hope to see you there!