Gooch and Housego Glenrothes (G&H) has hosted the latest in a series of Sharing in Growth STAR days designed to build a community of best practice.
Hosted by general manager Mark Merigot, it was attended by Muir McCluskey and Eliza Roszyk from Walker Precision Engineering, Billy Palmer and Michael McGovern from Castle Precision Engineering, Tom Hanratty from Vector Aerospace , Dale Harris and Gordon Brebner from ATL and Michael Campbell and Liam Withall from Martin Aerospace.
The morning session focused on best practice sharing by G&H. In particular they looked at improvements in their management control and reporting system (MCRS) with a focus on return to profitability. This also included a shopfloor tour which featured:
Tier 1 / Tier 2 Information Centres
- Short Interval Control Visual Management
- Shift start up / communications / visible tracking / Management support
Tier 3 Information Centre
- MCRS / People development
- Visible Management Accountability / visible KPI tracking
- Improving Gross Margin
After lunch the team turned to fresh eyes input in sustaining change based on previous experiences of change management. Discussions and reflections were held on the critical success factors on the sustaining change. Specific teach points were delivered around Plan-Do-Check-Act and the Kotter Model.
Said Jim Houston, business transformation coach for Sharing in Growth: “This was one of the best STAR Days I’ve seen – excellent results and sharing of best practice from G&H and great participation from the attendees. Many great ideas will be implemented to improve productivity across the Scottish businesses who attended from this one session.”
The event was supported by SiG team of Jim Houston, Gary Duncan, and Steve Spencer and Lee McPherson, Richard Green, Jimmy Robertson and Gary Christie from G&H.
G&H has also celebrated the award of the first NVQ certificates at Glenrothes as part of the Sharing in Growth programme.
The team not only undertook training, they also applied their learning to real operational challenges within cycle time reduction and quality control in a series of projects that helped earn them NVQ Diplomas in Business Improvement Techniques.
Level 2 certificates were awarded to Francis Prentice, Scott Dewar, Linzi Hutchison, Stuart Balsillie and Sian Perrott while a Level 3 certificate was awarded to Gary Carson.
Also pictured are Mark Merigot and Sharing in Growth business transformation manager Gary Duncan.