Lean Manufacturing Drives Employee Engagement in Business Improvement
In this Lean Manufacturing case study we explore how an Australian company reduced their workers compensation premiums by 33%.The metal fabrication business had been operating since 1972, manufacturing products for diverse industries including mining, transport and catering. The business has 105 staff in one location performing a variety of functions from stamping, laser cutting, folding and welding to painting and assembly.
To succeed in the contemporary environment, the owners realised they needed an extra edge on their competitors and engaged Corporate Partners to implement an operational excellence program.
Staff had previously received training in quality assurance, health and safety, and environmental management, nevertheless non-conformance was not diligently recorded, significant time was lost due to injuries, and there were clearly opportunities for improvement.