On the 22 January 2013, S A Partners held an event at one of its leading Clients, Vale as part of the S A Partners Lean Immersion Programme. Attended by companies from the UK, Ireland and Europe. You can view our Process Industry sector page to view Mike Cox’s video on winning the Shingo award.
The S A Partners Lean Immersion Programme is designed to highlight best practice and enable businesses to learn from one another.
Vale has been working with S A Partners for the last 3 years on its business excellence journey, today they can boast
–20% increase in productivity
–40% reduction in inventory
The day consisted of networking, a presentation of the Vale journey, a site tour and a Q & A session with the Vale senior management team.
Areas of best practice noted were; the deployment process, how Vale achieved engagement and ownership, workplace organisation, commitment and enthusiasm of the management team and the believe that people make the difference.