I felt that the use of YCA(LTS’ Learning Platform) supported engagement with the Green Belt training program. It provided an appropriate platform for recording learning and development lessons from the course as well as the opportunity to complete a reflective diary to capture how the learning integrated with my role, such as workplace application opportunities and my own PDP.
LTS have become our preferred training provider on Dunlop’s development journey over the recent years. They possess a wealth of experience, with a proven track record of delivery. Classroom training is easily transferred to real world development activities that have positively impacted on a variety of different manufacturing areas.
Team members were immediately engaged with Your Career Academy as it helped to improve internal communication, provided true alignment with personal and business goals and enabled everyone to connect with their leadership team in a way that was not possible before.
By providing a central location to input, analyse and share our KPI’s , “Data Point” is enabling the Site management to more easily focus their efforts, as a team, on the whole of the business. It’s ability to allow automated data entry and analysis of trends, is giving us more time to spend on improvement, rather than just reporting the numbers. Combined with a disciplined approach to its use, within our SQDC meeting process, I believe “Data Point” will enable us to continually focus on key issues and drive business Excellence in all areas.
Especially in our market, the world is a smaller place these days and we simply have to work smarter in the UK. When we embarked on our lean journey about two years ago with LTS, we started implementing lean processes, only to discover that maintenance and machine breakdowns can ruin even the leanest operation. So we analysed all our machines and ranked them by downtime per week. The four shot blast machines came out worst – with a staggering 75 hours lost production per week. So we knew we needed to get that sorted.
It’s all about value for us, the LTS team has provided an amazing system called TITAN CMMS which helps us to attain all our maintenance goals. The system is designed in a way to manage predictive and preventative maintenance. TITAN CMMS is enhanced with a mobile app, this helps the operator report a breakdown, unplanned down time or abnormal conditions directly from the machine, so that the maintenance team will get an instant alert. This is helping us to locate issues and solve breakdowns so quickly. We are working with LTS on other Industry 4.0 systems.