The Handwork/Quality Control Department is required to use larger backers to support smaller parts that will not fit on the pegs in the spray booth. The Press Team noticed parts were beginning to stick to the backers, therefore causing an increase in overproduction and defective output. We needed a way to eliminate this problem and to improve our efficiency and throughput. Our Handwork/Quality Control Team then came up with an idea to elevate the parts so that the melamine isn't touching the backers. We repurposed old membranes by cutting them into strips and gluing these to the backers. Now, when the parts lay on the backers they are elevated causing a significant decrease in overproccessing and defective output.
Written by Toney Walker on March 28, 2019.
Initially my work station consisted of any unused flat surface that we had in our shop; then we purchased a very convenient roll-a-round desk that gave me a great deal of mobility and regularity to my work station. This desk did not provide much in terms of storage for any of the folders, binders, or paperwork that I would regularly need in my day to day task; resulting in me having stacks of work piled on top. So what was the problem? Well, I was constantly over processing my work, by stacking and unstacking as I needed materials, when I needed to move my station from one department to another those stacks would occasionally find their way to the floor.... this would inevitably result in defective output and again more over processing when I had to take and restack everything. All of those waste then resulted in waiting for my team, as they had to wait for me to get to them or, and more often the case, for me to get out of their way! So I put myself to task and built a small sectional platform that fit around the base of my desk to house all of my paperwork. Now I can keep only what I need right now on the top workspace! Additionally I managed to find another area of improvement by adding an extension cord and a hook to hand said extension cord, which gave me even more flexibility in where I work!