The Word Class Manufacturing (WCM) project implementation ramps up in our Company. WCM is based on two key principles: continuous improvement and reducing wastage.

The World Class Manufacturing is achieved by means of mobilising our resources in the direction of continuous improvement. Our task is to change the procedures and concepts for the purpose of ensuring their implementation at all levels of management and for all employees of the company, which will consequently lead to the transformation of relations both within our team as well as with our suppliers, customers, manufacturers and consumers.

What does it mean to achieve the World Class Manufacturing? It means to be more successful than your competitors regardless of the company size, country of origin or resources. It means to at least match if not surpass any and all competitors in terms of quality, lead time, flexibility, customer service and innovation, production costs and sales prices.

In contrast to the classical management model, WCM as an alternative is actively being implemented by the world’s largest companies and assumes that the increase in labour productivity and efficiency of the company is initiated by the employees themselves, and the senior managers roles are to support and coordinate their initiatives. The company employees become the “owners” of the key production processes. This approach contributes to sustainability of long-term performance.

Thus, the whole company works as one team, without usual division into operators, who know how to press buttons, mechanics who know how to maintain equipment, a quality control department, where employees know how to detect defects but not how to prevent these defects. People and machines work as a cohesive whole within this program. Each employee of such a company has intent on the key task: with their effort help the company achieve its global goals, namely customer satisfaction and competitiveness. Achieving the shared goal together we form the Company of the future, and it gives every employee opportunities for growth and development, making decisions and net positive gains, and therefore taking pleasure in working.

The employees’ incentives and opportunities, distribution of their roles and responsibilities, effective team building, 5S system implementation, continuous improvement, safety and environment are the key practices of the project. Their implementation will allow starting the key practices, namely production management, repair management, and maintenance management.

The effective teams and their leaders are the major driver forces of the project. The success of the project depends on the teamwork and each participant’s potential. Therefore, our internal trainers have already conducted the trainings on “Effective Teambuilding”. The next important steps are the trainings on “5S-system” and “Continuous Improvement”.

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