Not only did we survive the pandemic, we just secured approximately $60,000 of capital investment in the factory that will be taking place over the next 3 - 6 months. There is no question in my mind that had we not engaged VMEC when we did, the story of the last two years might be a very different one.
The fundamental strengths of the 5S visual system are creating a workplace that is clean, safe and organized, and accelerating product and service flow. The on-site company project coordinated for GWD consisted of one (1), half day of 5S training, followed by an afternoon-long pilot project plan and implementation. It was rounded out with four (4) half days of coaching and assistance in actual shop floor implementation.
Both of these components involved project plan to-do lists which generated follow up activities to be accomplished. With their new knowledge and the hands-on process, GWD experienced improvements in quality and workplace control that led to reduced wastes and reduced costs. Employees gained the knowledge and tools to immediately take back to their work area of the business. They experienced the impact of implementation and understand the methodology to incorporate this into their day-to-day work experiences. The customized training provided each team member with the fundamental skills to support implementation of 5S workplace organization.