LEAN manufacturing is a systematic method for waste minimization in all areas of the manufacturing process without sacrificing quality or productivity. This method of analysis also extends to the production flow to ensure this is streamlined for maximum efficiency. This is supported by Six Sigma management techniques to help improve associated business processes by greatly reducing the probability that an error or defect will occur. Any associated savings are then returned to the customer to ensure that we maximise our customer value, cost leadership and competitiveness.
Salom management has also long recognised that the actual department staff responsible for day to day operations, be it in Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Program Management, Quality, Human Resources or Information Technology are the people most experienced with existing operations and most able to identify potential business enhancements.
As part of our Continuous Improvement Plan and to reinforce our commitment to the LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies, Salom is now deploying training in both areas to all assembly lines operative and department managers throughout 2017.
Salom has also implemented a Staff reward program (as part of Salom Corporate-Social Responsibility) to review and reward Staff for any ideas aligned to these key areas that deliver savings once implemented.