DENSO Mexico’s enthusiasm, dedication and creativity to kaizen shine every year at the North America Quality Circle Competition (NAQCC)*. Boasting a winning team for the last 10 years, DENSO Mexico (DNMX) didn’t disappoint this year with Team Hybridos achieving the Benchmark Award, the highest honor at the NAQCC event. Taking home the top honors allows Team Hybridos to move on to the next level in the kaizen competition, representing North America in the global competition in Japan next month.
Team Hybridos focused on reducing the LSH (linear solenoid) control pressure defect often found during the inspection process. The process was analyzed in close collaboration with DENSO Japan. As the team was implementing countermeasures, they unearthed another leakage defect and were able to tackle that issue too! In the end, both defects were eliminated, in turn improving KPIs for inspection defects, scrap and operation ratio.
While the team made significant improvements to DENSO’s overall quality and business operations, they walked away with individual successes as well:
“With this competition, I was able to move past my fear of public speaking. I now know that I’m capable of doing it, with confidence.” – José Jair de Jesús Jacques Luevano
“My favorite part was getting to know the other teams. We formed a strong bond with other participants. Everyone was able to put the competition aside for a moment and enjoy each other’s company, and get to know one another better.” – Arturo Josue Corzo Figueroa
“This was an experience of a lifetime. I was proud to represent my company and achieve such challenging targets. These were unforgettable moments.” – José de Jesús Facio Mares
Congratulations to Team Hybridos!
Arturo Josue Corzo Figueroa (PE Valve Body)
José de Jesús Facio Mares (Valve Body)
María Guadalupe Resendiz Resendiz (Valve Body)
José Jair de Jesús Jacques Luevano (Valve Body)
Antonio Gonzalo Zuñiga de León (Valve Body)
Get to know the team
Our people are the core of everything we do – our commitment to safety and quality, our drive to develop innovative products and give back to our communities. Our success comes from our associate’s diverse talents and strong passion.
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NAQCC is the North America Quality Circle Competition, a regional competition for DENSO’s top quality circle teams to demonstrate their skills in team building, leadership, computer knowledge, public speaking, and problem-solving. Quality circle teams consist of a group of associates, working together to identify, analyze and solve work-related problems. DENSO has thousands of quality circle teams across the globe, helping DENSO reduce costs, increase quality, efficiency and safety, and preserving and protecting the environment.Tags: Manufacturing