SL Engineering has hosted the latest Sharing in Growth STAR Day (Sharing Together Achieves Results) at their site in Lincolnshire.
The event was hosted by Joint Managing Director John Pickard and was attended by James Blackford and Darren Nolloth from Poeton, Mark Smallman from Helander Precision, Dr Kieth Denison and Stuart Hope from Oxley Developments, Sara Berryman and Ian Stoner from Senior BWT and Simon Derbyshire from Hyde Group.
The morning Go-Look-See activity saw the SL team sharing the improvements they have made in a number of areas across the business. This included how they have improved their Supply Chain Management processes, How they have improved the quality of their financial data to enable them to make more informed business decisions, the work they have done to define and start to implement their future state MCRS structure, and how they have engaged their workforce in problem solving to improve their cost of non-quality.
After lunch the teams took part in a fresh eyes session on the sustainability of SQDCP where the participants discussed the challenges they had faced in this deployment and shared ideas that had worked well for others to learn from.
The feedback has been extremely positive, particularly on how clearly it shone through how SL Engineering have fully embraced the SiG programme across all areas of their business.
“I really liked the PAROT and MCRS sections of the SL Engineering story, but overall their story had connectivity and showed real engagement by the functions in the business,” said Dr Kieth Denison, Components Business Lead, Oxley Developments Company Limited.
While Simon Derbyshire, Operations Director at SG Instruments, Hyde Group, said: “I thought the structure of the day was fantastic, very well presented & organised.”
“The Star Day was a great success. We have come away from it with a much greater understanding of what is required from the SQDCP process and a new energy to re-launch our process,” concluded Steve Davies, Head of Operations, SL Engineering.