IMI Eye - page 9

WRITTEN BY
Randy Cutler
Divisional HSE Lead,
IMI Precision Engineering
Our leadership ‘Safety First – Safety Always’ culture proved
very successful in 2015, with a good set of results showing
an improvement of 31% in recordable injuries.
When we look at the same comparison for first-aid only
injuries, we have done even better with a 37% improvement – a
great set of results across the Precision Engineering division.
In 2015, 73% of all Precision Engineering injuries were hand-
related with the primary root cause being unsafe behaviour.
This year, our ‘Safety First – Safety Always’ leadership
culture remains focused on no lost-time accidents, and protection
of the environment, underpinned by continuous improvement and
excellence through HSE lean. Our sites share storyboards that
foster effective HSE programmes and processes and more
emphasis has been placed on heat mapping of hazard spotting
and near-miss incidents, and by assessing this data we can
identify leading indicators of hazards which must be eliminated.
The expectation we have of every employee is that
they demonstrate safe behaviour consistently on a daily basis.
Unsafe behaviour is unacceptable. If our brain is engaged with
what our hands are doing, then our mind is in the right place.
Hands up for a safety first culture
Despite already being second in the IMI Group lean
performance ranking, IMI Hydronic Engineering’s plant
at Brežice in Slovenia is keeping up the pace of its
transformation and has achieved outstanding results
on its machining performance OEE (Overall Equipment
Effectiveness) related to its core and most critical
processes.
The team at the plant is investing substantially in total
productive maintenance (TPM) implementation and at the
same time reducing change-over times by more than 50%,
reducing customer lead times and increasing flexibility.
Machine breakdowns, originally responsible for more
than 6% of loss in production capacity have been reduced
to below 0.1%, helping Hydronic to sustain its sales
growth targets.
Responsibilities have been clearly defined and
assigned, with operators now inspecting, lubricating and
providing proper surveillance and care for their machines.
In addition to this, professional maintenance based on
machine conditions, ensures predictive maintenance is
carried out on time to minimise costs and repair times.
WRITTEN BY
Alberto Tureikis
Divisional Head of Lean
and
Sanja Predovic,
Procurement Manager, Slovenia,
IMI Hydronic Engineering
Brežice site improves
machining performance
A meeting in November 2015 saw the official kick-off for
Hydronic’s pilot implementation of its JD Edwards ERP
system - Genesis.
The meeting took place in Olkusz, Poland, one of the two
pilot site locations (the other being the Hydronic head office in
Eysins, Switzerland). Both pilot locations are planning to go live in
April 2016.
Local management and key users were given ‘the keys to
the project’: an explanation of the methodology and what
activities key users can expect to be involved in over the coming
weeks and months, including how and when they will be
interacting with the project team.
The kick-off meeting followed validation of the IMI Hydronic
Engineering ERP Core Model which contains 278 business
processes within 9 ‘End to End’ processes. This validation took
place in Olkusz during October 2015, with a follow-up session in
November specifically for manufacturing and supply chain, where
the project team demonstrated a subset of these processes to
Key Users and key stakeholders from across the organisation.
In November and December, key users in Olkusz and Eysins
worked closely with the project team to identify any gaps between
the validated core model and the local needs of Olkusz and
Eysins. These gaps were reviewed and those which were
approved are now under development during the 10 weeks of
core model testing, which started in the middle of January 2016.
The outcome following this testing and development phase will be
to provide one complete solution for both locations.
For more information or to ask a question to the project
team, please contact
.
WRITTEN BY
David Cockram
ERP Project Manager,
IMI Hydronic Engineering
ERP Project GENESIS – pilot
implementation well underway
EYE(S)
5
HEAD
25
SHOULDER(S)
8
BACK
11
FOOT/FEET
13
LEG(S)/KNEE(S)
20
OTHERS
7
HAND/ FINGER(S)/ WRIST
256
SAFER Sam
This year, SAFER Sam has hurt:
ARM(S)
29
TORSO
2
ANKLE(S)
1
Critical
Precision
Hydronic
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business improvement
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