Working with OMEP has been a great success for Meta Fab. This project both affirmed our internal values and added accountability that allowed us to align on prioritizing and achieving goals based on those values. Furthermore, the alignment among our leadership team sets us up for continuous improvement and success.
OMEP, part of the MEP National Network™, partnered with the team to review KPI’s for the organization and determined how they trickled through to all levels of employees. The team shifted their language at weekly all-hands meetings to discuss output and time, rather than budget. To reinforce their progress, OMEP helped the team to create visual communication tools for tracking output for all shop floor processes.
In addition to focusing on KPIs and visual management, OMEP conducted in-depth leadership training for all team leads. OMEP also conducted a value stream mapping process from order entry to shipping. This allowed the team to understand current state and create a desired future state for this area. As a result of the constraints identified in the current state, the team created an inventory Kanban replenishment system for sheet stock and hardware.Thanks to the leadership training and renewed focus on continuous improvement, the team is now communicating at a regular cadence, with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for all departments and team members. Scheduling is aligned and capacity is clear across all key departments.