About the visit

Milliken European Airbag Products (MEAP) is a textile manufacturing location converting man made yarns into specialized fabric for use in the highly competitive automotive Airbag market.

By combining science with design and unique insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day their community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance lives and make the world easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful.

World Class Manufacturing

MEAP will show you how they have addressed their manufacturing losses enabling them to drive their Overall Equipment Effectiveness to world class levels and beyond. They will demonstrate examples of both improvements to process technologies and also to associate activity through standard work.

Supply Chain Excellence

MEAP will showcase how the adoption of Lean thinking has enabled them to implement their unique visual time-phased kanban planning system. They will demonstrate the operational, performance and financial impacts this has achieved.

Continuous Improvement & Engagement

MEAP will showcase how throughout all aspects of the enterprise, including manufacturing and office functions, they continue to improve their effectiveness through the application of lean techniques. They will demonstrate visualised performance tracking, office based standard work, risk management, lean stores implementation all through the engagement of their associates.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

World Class Manufacturing...Standard work...Supply Chain Excellence...Kanban Overall Equipment Effectiveness......Lean Office...Risk Management... Staff Engagement...Continuous Improvement & Engagement


15 May 2018 at 9.45am

23 October 2018 at 9.45am

Bury, Lancashire


Visit agenda

Arrival & Refreshments
Welcome & Introductions
Milliken & MEAP Story
World Class Manufacturing, Factory Based
Lunch & Networking
Supply Chain Excellence, Factory Based
Refreshment Break
Continuous Improvement & Engagement, Factory Based
Question & Answer Session
Close & Depart