Manufacturer of starters, alternators, instrument clusters, safety components, and various automotive electronic products and inverters for hybrid vehicles
Opening Doors to the Future
Electrification Systems Division logistics associates were treated to a celebratory lunch on all three shifts last week after a successful warehouse transformation. For the past seven months, associates have moved receiving to Building 301, shipping to 101 and eliminated rental costs with removal of the Derby warehouse.
During the project, the WMS inventory system was installed to enhance and improve flow for future growth. Throughout the transformation, no A/B rank shipping or customer issues were recorded and the move was made with no safety incidents.
“We cannot thank this group of associates enough,” said DMTN Logistics Section Leader Crystal Dunn. “This was a major undertaking and everyone should be thanked immensely.”
In addition to logistics, appreciation was extended to support groups from TIE, WMS and PC. Great job!
– This event is rain or shine! Umbrellas and ponchos are allowed, and there are covered areas inside the stadium – like these:
– Rainout Policy – In the event that 4.5 innings are not played due to weather, that night’s ticket can be used towards the purchase of any future 2019 home game at Smokies Stadium. Associates need to keep their DENSO tickets and either call the box office or visit the box office in person to exchange their ticket(s).
– Gates open at 5:00 PM – make sure you and your family members grab your souvenir, compliments of DENSO!
– Buffets will open at 5:00 PM.
– The national anthem will commence shortly after 6:30 PM, and the game starts at 7:00 PM.
– Fireworks show will be after the game.
– Both of the Calhoun’s buffets are covered (Calhoun’s at the Yard in the Left Outfield and Hoffman Patio in the Right Outfield). There are many 4 person tables with umbrellas past the outfield around the buffet areas.
– Make sure you stop by the photo booth and get your FREE family photo!
– Designated smoking is located outside the stadium. Show your ticket as you exit and re-enter the front gates.
– All bags, purses and other containers may be searched upon entry into stadium. Southern League rules prohibit the entry of any outside food and/or drink into the stadium. Items such as, but not limited to, noisemakers, beach balls, weapons, laser pointers, coolers, stadium chairs (with legs) are also not permitted inside Smokies Park.
– If you or any family members want to participate in the Smokies games, you can sign up with a Smokies Rally Crew Team Member at the Entry Gate or at Fan Assistance.
– Address to Smokies Stadium: 3540 Line Drive, Kodak, TN 37764
If you have additional questions, check out the Smokies FAQ page.
IF YOU PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP FOR FAMILY DAY, BUT ARE REQUIRED TO WORK:
COC’s should e-mail Melissa Burns or Molly Knouff with the names of team members who required to work during Family Day.
6 AM – 9 AM & 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM on the following days:
– Monday – 6/3: Plant 203/204 (203 Shoe Lobby)
– Tuesday – 6/4: Plant 201
– Wednesday – 6/5: Plant 202
– Thursday – 6/6: Plant 101,102 (101 Associate Entrance)
*MT Division: Pick-up from Kelly Sexton
*Plant 302: Leaders will pass out tickets
*Plant 301, 301b, 105: Pick up from 101 Receptionist Desk
*Please RSVP to Melissa Burns (x2533) or Molly Knouff (x2119) by phone or e-mail with the following information: Are you coming? If so, what is the total number of attendees, including yourself?
QC Team – Chuck Davis & the Chamber of Acuras:
QC Team – Turning Point:
DMTN would like to congratulate our nine DENSO Scholarship winners. Joined by their family, the seniors were recognized during a ceremony last week.
The DENSO Scholarship provides $2,000 for the first year of continuing education at a two or four year college or university. Five scholarship recipients are randomly drawn from each of the business divisions and four scholarships are selected by the local high schools.
Congratulations to these outstanding high school students!
In 2017, 5,147 construction workers lost their lives on the job in the United States (BLS.gov). Over the past couple of years, DMTN Safety and Health – in harmony with the Facilities Engineering department – has been improving contractor construction safety on campus, leading to some impressive results.
With more than 200 contract personnel on site each day and the rapid expansion DMTN has seen for the past couple of years, a dedicated safety specialist was needed to enhance the contractor safety program. Safety and Health Senior Specialist Gregory Baker has filled that gap. For the past few years, Baker has been working closely with construction contractors auditing their safety performance, which has helped them reevaluate their safety training and enforcement.
Facilities Engineering has also enhanced their safety reviews and education development in the last year, reinforcing the success of the program. Manager Eric Fields and DNJP Coordinator Jun Sakai have spearheaded the development of DENSO project leader’s safety knowledge through better organization of construction safety education. As a result, project leaders can hold contractors more responsible for their safety.
“The contracting companies are much more engaged and involved,” said Baker. “We coach them and hold them extremely accountable for their actions and their awareness of safety while operating on campus. As a result, contractors place a much higher importance on safety at DMTN.”
The results are impressive; three major expansion projects completed with zero major injuries, recognition as a best practice program within North America SHE and improved safety engagement with our contracting companies. It’s a true example of how by working together, we keep a safety mindset a top priority.
In a special visit to Tennessee, Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, Ambassador of Japan to the United States, made a stop at DMTN to learn about the business, tour various areas across campus and see how the automotive market is shifting to become safer, more connected and autonomous.
During his visit, Ambassador Sugiyama visited the Electric Hybrid Vehicle (EHV) department to see how electrification is changing the way vehicles are powered. He then toured the Consolidated Warehouse (CWH), took a moment to autograph one of the first parts at Global Safety Package and saw how Body Electronics are improving efficiencies in the automotive market.
During a wrap up meeting with DMTN leaders, Ambassador Sugiyama was “extremely happy with the visit and excited to learn more about DENSO and Tennessee.”
Ambassador Sugiyama was impressed with the speed of development at DENSO and the global collaboration between the two countries.
“From now on, I’m going to tell everyone how Japan and the United States are doing some really fantastic things at DENSO.”
The results are in – thanks to your participation and giving, we surpassed our 2018 United Way Campaign goal! Your donations will help United Way fight for the health, education and self-sufficiency of every person in our community.
2019 Campaign Results:
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED: $253,611.50
Awards: DENSO received the Campaign Impact Award as well as the Gas Day “Best Big Business” Award!
Prize Winners: Those of you who turned in your pledge cards by October 21 were entered into a prize drawing. Click here to view the list of names who won a prize. Please note: Prizes can be claimed in 2019 from Jessica Storey (x2219) in the 101 Corporate Services office.
A global effort to transition 10 D-Pro lines from DWAM to DMTN is nearly complete. Later this month, the California location will shut down and Tennessee will ramp up to full production.
The D-Pro lines manufacture modules for video processors and data controls, emergency notification systems, IVI and more. As part of the transition, close to 30 associates from DWAM have moved to Tennessee. The whole process – which has taken two years – has been a collaborative effort between both locations and DNJP.
“When we first started talking about this transition, it seemed like an impossible task,” said Mark Johnson, Engineering Manager, Cockpit and Connected Products. “We quickly realized there was no obstacle too large that couldn’t be accomplished as a group.”
Next year, production is slated to double and D-Pro associates aim to continue their trend of zero customer incidents and plans are to further improve competitiveness through continuous kaizens.
“I’m very happy with what we’ve accomplished and it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of each and every associate involved,” said Johnson.
Female middle and high school students from the Boys and Girls Club of Blount County visited DMTN last week as part of Manufacturing Day. The students watched the DENSO film Dream Big, participated in a panel discussion with production and engineering leaders, met Sandy – DMTN’s newest robot – and toured the Machinery and Tools division.
“This visit not only allowed our members to see first-hand your local operations, but also showcases great opportunities for female students in the work place,” said Jeff Money, Boys and Girls Club of Blount County Executive Director. “We cannot thank DENSO enough.”
Manufacturing Day aims to educate future students in innovation and engineering and get them excited about manufacturing careers. Learn more about the program at http://www.mfgday.com.
THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered and participated in the United Way Burger Lunch last Friday! Here’s how we did:
– 2,341 burgers sold
– $10,608 raised
This was an awesome start to our 2018 United Way Campaign here at DMTN. Keep up the good work!