Alstom Transport service over 100 tube trains a day on London’s Northern Line, carrying nearly 1 million passengers daily. Today, they are helping to turn Crossrail’s tunnels into a fully operational railway, electrifying the Edinburgh to Glasgow rail line and are helping the UK’s Rail Supply Chain to get ready for HS2.
To fit in with their aim to invest, innovate and develop the world’s most sophisticated engineering and new rail technology, they wanted embed continuous improvement throughout the organisation, Lean Education And Development Limited (LEAD) have been commissioned to train employees in lean thinking and facilitate the company wide deployment of lean projects through the Golders Green and Morden sites.
“The team have not previously been involved in CI within the company so were looking forward to working on elements within the company that impacted their day to day work.”
- To introduce a simpler system to allow the reduction in time to collect parts, thus aiming to reduce labour time and cost per work order.
The reasons we selected this project:
- To reduce time when replacing Damper and ARB kits.
Lean Education and Development Limited worked with two groups of engineers from different sites on this project. The idea to introduce an effective and efficient Kit System was really powerful and the fact that it can be rolled out to different areas simply makes the cost savings greater than those predicted.
The team explained they had now gained the confidence to make changes. They were far more aware of their surroundings when it comes to looking for true waste and there was definitely an improvement in their moral.
The team appreciated the time invested in them and felt very empowered to make changes in the future. They very much enjoyed the experience.