2011 Completed Continuous Improvement Projects

continuous process improvement 2011Following is a list of the Continuous Improvement Projects completed at Superior Thread Rolling during calendar year 2011. To learn more about our Continuous Improvement Program please email us or call us at (818) 504-3626.

• Implemented 6-S Program – Training, Auditing and Incentives
• All Cells: Created Tooling Plate Standards
• Develop Cycle Counting structure for inventory control
• Held six Kaizen Events
• Created Company Dash Board with 16 various metrics for employee communication
• Purchased two new CNC equipment
• Created two new Inspection cells for Thread Roll Inspection
• Purchased three aqueous degreasers / ultrasonic cleaners for thread roll cells
• Added six new computer stations for additional administrative staff
• Added Green T-8 lighting system throughout the company
• Installed Fans throughout the shop to assist air conditioning system and reduce energy costs
• Hired operations manager and re-structured company organization chart
• Remodeled company lobby and added video presentation for visitors
• New E-250 Van to double our capacity for deliveries and pick-ups
• Defined and Implemented a permanent tool string in the Bushing Cell
• Created Contract Review form within our M1 ERP system to streamline job release process
• Purchased Catia for new Digital Data capabilities and quoting
• Implemented Capacity Graph for shop scheduling and improve on-time delivery