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4 m's of production

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Understanding how to improve your parts production

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4 m's of production

  1. 1. Robert CountsCounts Business Consulting, LLC
  2. 2. Who is Counts Business Consulting? www.countsbusinessconsulting.com Find us on Facebook Independent Family Business Consultants Onsite Consulting – Individual Yard Visits Owners’ Groups – Peer Groups Meet 2 to 3 Times a Year Employee Training Materials & Seminars GoToMeeting - Managing, Sales, Buying, Family Business, Excel CAR, Gold Seal, & URG Accreditation Website – Free Newsletter & Free Industry Articles Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  3. 3. The 4 M’s Manpower Machine Material Measurement Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  4. 4. Who are we talking about? Warehouse and beyond ○ Dismantling ○ Parts Gathering ○ Shipping/receiving ○ People who manage them All must use the Inventory Management System All must work independently Outcome driven Answer 3 Questions Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  5. 5. Order Tracker Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  6. 6. How they Add Value?  Understands that they are ultimately responsible for the customers experience  Quality ○ Damage ○ Clean  Timeliness ○ Prepared and ready to go when promised Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  7. 7. IMS Specific Procedures Procedures need to be specific to the system Each Inventory Management System has screen specific ways to complete a process I need to be able to train and manage with my procedures Clearly states how much, how often and steps needed to complete Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  8. 8. Standardized Work Takt Time Cycle Time Crew Size Job Instruction Sheet Continuous Improvement Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  9. 9. Killers of Performance  Waste  Over Inventory  Over production  Over staffed  Transportation  Excess Movement of vehicles ○ Drained place in yard ○ Part sold goes to dismantling ○ Cuts goes to dismantling  Excess Handling of parts Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  10. 10. Minimize Waste Eliminate Waste 1. Anything that does not add value to the customer 2. Anything that does not add value to the company – should be measured in dollars 3. Any step or feature of a process than can be improved Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  11. 11. Minimize Movement Eliminate Handling Vehicles Parts Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  12. 12. Manpower What skills How many How the position adds value to the customer and to the company Must be trained and performance observed  There is no such thing as “one and done” when it comes to training. Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  13. 13. Movement Vehicles moved 3 times Vehicles stored sequentially Parts removed and stored according to  Environment  Sales  Available storage Warehouse areas arranged so that high volume high dollar parts closest to shipping Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  14. 14. Machines From small tools to loaders From yard cars to fork lifts Computers and PrintersMake sure that those who need them havethem and they are kept in working orderMake sure that there is uniformity acrossemployees by position.If the “machine” can eliminate or preventthe addition of employee (s) Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  15. 15. Materials  What?  Cleaning  Packaging  Core Bins  Two way radio’s  Information  Where?  Always in the same place  Where the work is done Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  16. 16. Measurement What gets monitored and measured gets managed Better to Best – it’s a journey, not a destination Available from the IMS Employee Accessible  Sales  Credits  Number of Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  17. 17. Measurements 1.2 vehicles a day per BAY Inspect and gather 4 parts per hour Shipping and Delivery  Prep, wash, package & load – 8 parts per hour.  Invoice all freight and delivered parts  Produce the manifest  Deliver  Check in all returned parts  Restock all returned parts Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  18. 18. Order Tracker Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  19. 19. Order Tracker ActivityReport Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  20. 20. Managers? Operation/Production/Shipping Manager Trains new staff in:  Standardized Work in Process  Includes use of tools/equipment  Inventory/Yard management system  Spends up to 50% of their time training staff and improving processes.  Trains and rewards staff for incremental improvements  SWIP  Customer Satisfaction  Reduction in credits Counts Business Consulting, LLC
  21. 21. Who is Counts Business Consulting? www.countsbusinessconsulting.com Find us on Facebook Independent Family Business Consultants Onsite Consulting – Individual Yard Visits Owners’ Groups – Peer Groups Meet 2 to 3 Times a Year Employee Training Materials & Seminars GoToMeeting - Managing, Sales, Buying, Family Business, Excel CAR, Gold Seal, & URG Accreditation Website – Free Newsletter & Free Industry Articles Counts Business Consulting, LLC

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