2010 Completed Continuous Improvement Projects

continuous process improvement 2010Following is a list of the Continuous Improvement Projects completed at Superior Thread Rolling during calendar year 2010. To learn more about our Continuous Improvement Program please email us or call us at (818) 504-3626.

• Daily Manufacturing Goals Chart – Efficiencies (Pc’s per day)
• New TV in Shop communicating customer satisfaction, Objectives, internal metrics & measurements.
• Hired new engineer & planner
• New Production Control Manager position
• Purchased and implemented “Discus” software for planning & inspection lean process
• New process for MFG. CofC’s – New form, scanning docs at final & receiving inspection
• Color coded Archival storage boxes (colored dots) for destroy after dates
• New air gauging & dial bores and other misc. inspection equipment upgrades
• New Metallurgical Lab & equipment
• New thread roll die repair center & new lathe
• New stamps
• New DIR process, stamps & training
• New more comprehensive Rockwell equipment training & test for authorized operators
• New Inventory tags – in lieu of copying certs & inspection records to go with inventory
• New “5S’d shipping area with new equipment, kan-ban/LTA with material supplier
• New supplier performance monitoring (Quarterly)