About the visit
Entek International Ltd manufactures PE battery separators which are used in automotive batteries. The plant exports 100% of everything it produces. The production lines run 24x7, continually mixing and extruding materials into a continuous polyethylene sheet, which is then subjected to various highly specialised in process treatments. This is high volume continuous process manufacturing using capital intensive manufacturing lines and ancillary site services.
The site lives and breathes continuous improvement and lean. It is pivotal to all activities. During the visit Entek will discuss how it selected, trained and introduced the appropriate Lean tools for its continual improvement journey. In particular the visit will focus on 5S, visual management, autonomous maintenance, standard operating procedures, PDCA, focussed improvement and Kaizen.
Entek will share with visitors the achievements which led to them becoming joint winners of the Best Factory People Management Awards in 2012. In particular, they will cover: policy deployment; performance management; reward and recognition and training and development.
Examples of the success of the programme and its impact on the sites KPIs will be displayed over lunch to allow visitors to see the benefits of the Entek Approach.
On the site tour, you will see the use of policy deployment and visual management; See 5S in action; walk through the production line and meet the Entek team.
Visit in 60 seconds / Awards
Continuous improvement ... Lean Manufacturing ... 5S ... Visual Management ... Autonomous Maintenance ... Standard Operating Procedures ... Kaizen ... Lean Culture Change ... Leadership ... People Issues ... Training Matrices ... Lean Workshops ... 5S Audits ... Standardised work ... Process improvement ... Waste reduction