After the very successful visit to Assa Abloy in February, the next Lean & Green Consortium GEMBA exchange will be held on the 2nd June at Accolade wines.
The consortium visited Assa Abloy’s plant in Wolverhampton on the 25th February. Notable was that Assa’s site is a significant manufacturing footprint and “not just a warehouse for goods from China”. This has been achieved through streamlining the operations and at a finance level through aggressive acquisitions and amalgamation of operations at division level. Following a predefined agenda the group visited the Gemba and spent time with Assa management team to dive deep into their operations.
Several Key areas were identified and discussed during the visit with lots of positive points observed about ASSA’s plant in terms of change readiness and improvement already carried out. The members left feeling very positive and now look forward to the next visit at Vale, in Clydach Swansea, who are Shingo Medallion winners.