Heeco has reached a milestone in the process of implementing lean manufacturing techniques and strategy into their business operations.
At the beginning of this year, twelve heeco staff members received certificates of completion for their year-long training programme on lean manufacturing principles, strategies, and improvements.
Heeco staff who underwent the lean training, in part directed by heeco partner BAE, also completed a series of projects to improve factory operations, implemented a company intranet system, and made improvements to the organisation’s QA documentation.
The heeco factory has seen key projects completed which aim to reduce waste, improve efficiency, and reduce costs for heeco and its customers.
A total of 20 projects were identified and completed within 16 months of launching the lean training, with at least six other improvements currently being rolled out, trialled or ongoing.
A second group of twelve heeco employees have now begun the next round of training and are starting further initiatives to improve operational efficiency, safety and planning processes.
The employees undergoing the lean training are from all areas of heeco’s business, including everyone from factory floor staff to upper management. This ensures that lean is integrated across the entire business and that all processes can benefit holistically from this initiative.
Heeco is dedicated to the consistent improvement in the design, manufacture and installation of switchboard, switchgear, electrical control panels and control consoles for the maritime sector nationally and abroad.