INTENT Group’s Business Performance Accelerator (BPA) programme was chosen by Process Improvement at ETEL Transformers.
Stuart Cumming, whose role is to promote Lean manufacturing processes and continuous improvement within ETEL Transformers, had previously worked with INTENT on another project and had been impressed with the understanding of Lean.
Furthermore, the content of the BPA offered a great opportunity to help spread the principles of Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement within ETEL.
Stuart was very keen to get a real mix of people on the BPA to spread understanding and integrate teams. ETEL has attended two BPA training cycles and attendees have been taken from a range of functions including sales, purchasing, quality management, production managers, supervisors and senior management.
At ETEL the BPA has played a very important role in some excellent business improvements achieved over the last 12 months. This includes reducing the production cycle time from 16 days to 13. Waste has been reduced across the site and stocktaking improved. ETEL has made some great financial savings as a result.
Stuart says “the Business Performance Accelerator programme has been excellent for ETEL Transformers. We have achieved significant cost savings and have people across the business with a much better understanding of Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement is invaluable.
“Every business needs to examine what it does on a regular basis and look for ways to do it better. I would recommend the BPA programme as an excellent way to develop a culture of continuous improvement.”
Interested Businesses should contact Donald Bowie at INTENT Group for further information on 09 523 0366.