Reasons we selected the project
This issue has been highlighted at various points across a period of time throughout the business. It has been submitted in Production Support Savings meetings and was started as an Engineering Project in 2015 but subsequently abandoned as Production Critical items took its place.
How we achieved our objectives
Through the investigation we found the hopper panel issue to require additional input from Engineering & Management.
We improved the 5S score but found areas where further improvement could be made with Production Engineering input (jigs & fixtures).
Skills we learnt
Following the data we gathered, we found that re-engineering the hopper panels would