The starting block for improvement was to secure the support of Senior Management – we knew that change would flow from this. Working with the team at Freefoam we shared the purpose of the programme with all team members, then we embarked on a stabilisation programme with the company. This saw the company introduce Lean 6 Sigma and Visual Management – the result being that a clear and safe work environment was established for all employees. Work could then be measured by way of PIT (Performance, Issues and Threats) Boards
By introducing morning meetings (a max of 15 mins) at the PIT boards – the company was in a position to identify problems and resolve or escalate the issue as necessary. Various issues surfaced, including challenges with set ups, changeovers, product defects and WIP. Green Belt training was also employed to help equip the teams with the skills they needed to resolve some of the key issues. By working closely with Freefoam, LBSPartners was able to guide the company towards achieving sustainable actions – for the BETTER of the company and its employees.