Lean at Jabil: Sensei, Shingo, and Synergy

I want to share this article from Jabil Blog Aim Higher: Lean at Jabil: Sensei, Shingo, and Synergy. What you will find interesting is that Jabil has actively engaging 'innovative, successful Lean industry leaders' to surround Jabil Lean teams with excellence.
Jabil’s Jaime Villafuerte recently presented at the IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference in Indiana. After Jaime’s presentation, many attendees remarked on the amount of time Jabil spends training employees and the level of participation from executives, suppliers and customers. In fact, several Jabil customers expressed an interest in additional involvement in Jabil’s Lean training activities.
Lean teams take continuous improvement seriously. In order to achieve certification, teams must complete a number of projects, present their projects to other teams, and demonstrate improvements. Projects range from financial reporting and business intelligence tools to communication mechanisms and operational workflows. Whatever the project, Lean projects bring people together to find better solutions. Wilson Cavalcante, Quality Manufacturing Manager at Jabil Manaus facility, notes that one of the outcomes of the Lean projects is “Outstanding synergy created within the team.”
Jabil’s continuous improvement philosophy and commitment to operational excellence are deeply embedded in Jabil’s culture and, through Lean training, are regularly assessed and rewarded.
To read full article on how Jabil has drawing inspiration from Lean Sensei and Shingo Prize Winning Operation' click here.
Source: Jabil Blog Aim Higher, May 14, 2012.

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