Cummins Power Generation Ltd
Cummins Power Generation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of power generation equipment. We also provide single-source warranty, planned maintenance, and round-the-clock emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week including back-up power rental through our network of distributors.Part of the world-wide power systems business which has annual sales of more than $1.2 billion, Cummins Power Generation's strength comes from being a division of Cummins Inc the world's largest manufacturer of diesel engines over 200 hp, with annual sales of $6.3 billion.
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Lean ... Six Sigma ... Value Stream Mapping ... Project selection and Project filtering ... Integrating new products ...Five S ... Continuous lean improvement ... Visual workplace practices ... Line layout (NPI) ... How to get buy-in for lean initiatives ... Vision for high growth ... Holistic structure to business improvement ... A3 process ... Top down vision ... Start it! Don’t Talk about it!
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Cummins demonstrates how a successful Five S strategy can be implemented and sustained to a high standard.
Cummins has the Cummins Operating System in use which is a list of 10 practices employed to maximise our business and provide value to our customers. We are using lean manufacturing principles to apply these practices in many areas and we are linking our improvements through six sigma with our Value Stream Mapping Teams.
The 10 practices are:
1 Put the customer first and provide real value
2 Synchronise flows (material, physical and information)
3 Design quality into every step of the process
4 Involve people and promote teamwork
5 Ensure equipment and tools are available and capable
6 Create functional excellence
7 Establish the right environment
8 Treat preferred suppliers as partners
9 Follow common problem solving techniques
10 Use Six Sigma as the primary process improvement method
Cummins has been using Six Sigma globally as a primary improvement process since 2000:
•4645 projects completed
•3,700 Trained Belts -Black Belts: ~400 -Green Belts: ~3,300
•1,501 Active Projects (2,233 in Hopper)
•150 Active Black Belts
•58 Active Master Black Belts
•Savings > 2% of Annual Revenue
Cummins will share with visitors how they have used synchronised planning within their organisation to ensure projects are selected and prioratised according to strategic imperative, cost and benefit.
Value Stream Mapping
Using Value Stream Mapping with cross-functional teams to understand current and desired future states, Cummins have identified a range of projects to get them where they wish to be. At the conclusion of each six months period Cummins will close out the VSM and start again. The company will share with visitors how they have implemented this programme, the results to date and how they have transitioned Operations Leaders to Value Stream Managers and created ownership amongst the team.
Testimonials about Cummins Power Generation Ltd
Very clean and impressive company.
6sigma is a great tool for all industries.
Excellent talk at the correct depth.
Impressive continual improvement structure and processes.
Enjoyed the explanation of the company's business improvement structure and the drive for standardisation amongst all functions.
Very knowledgeable in subject areas and engaged group well.
Interesting visit made me realise that we are not the only company with the same issues and nice to see how some one else tries to tackle them.
I thought overall the visit was worth while and have come out with some good positive thoughts on how we can improve our implementation of PPI within our company, the method used to filter projects was good & backed up my thoughts upon CI engineers.