AS9100d / Lean Manufacturing / Efficiency / Bottom Line!
I was introduced to one of the latest quality systems of the time in 1997. The Boeing quality system. We passed in December 1997 and never looked back.
I have always embraced the latest quality system available for the company.
Last month our company passed and moved from AS9100c to AS9100d quality system.
10 years ago I was introduced to “Lean Manufacturing” and after a bit of non-belief from employees, I made “Lean Manufacturing” a permanent part of my organization. Now in a new company I plan to again go completely into “Lean Manufacturing”. It can be done in a job shop. It definitely worked in my last company.
Couple the efficiency gains of “Lean Manufacturing” with the really good principles of the quality system AS9100d and really good things happen to the organization and the bottom line.
You can end up doing a whole lot more with a whole lot less. Our previous company went from $4 million in yearly sales with 90 employees to producing $15 million in yearly sales with 91 employees.
This stuff works — But — only if top management believes and works through the processes of quality and “Lean Manufacturing”.
Sounds almost too good to be true. I lived it. It works. Let me know your thoughts, and/or, contact me with questions.
Remember it is time to get ready for 2018. Get ready to make 2018 your best year yet!