Congratulations to DENSO Mexico for earning top honors as the number one Excellent Factory (EF) in North America! We’re sharing perspectives from DENSO Mexico’s ICT plant throughout the month to learn more about DNMX’s journey to excellence.
This week: Roberto Munguia, TIE specialist, on overcoming challenges
“In each project, there are different challenges we face, and we have to know how to overcome them.
We worked on improving productivity through something called ‘Fractional Manpower.’ This is implemented in various ways, such as transferring people, to create a balance and improved productivity.
Our biggest obstacle was time. We wanted to start making changes on a certain date, but, at the same time, this was a major line-modification activity. It wasn’t a simple task. It required bringing together many departments such as support, engineering, production, logistics and others, and coordinating various departments in order to monitor KPIs since everyone has their own. However, together, we were able to successfully overcome this challenge, in a record two month time!
Human Development was also an important piece in the process, because we were working hand in hand with the production team leader. We learned a lot about Fractional Manpower, and how this could be applied to different areas of the company.”
This was just one of the processes that underwent considerable improvement, and it was an important part of how the ICT plant in Apodaca won the EF award at the regional level, competing with plants like DMMI and DMAT.Tags: Manufacturing