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The client’s field maintenance teams had some storage and safety concerns. There was a perception that there was a need to build larger work sheds to more efficiently house field trucks, equipment and consumables. In addition there had been several recent work injuries caused by the poor condition of hand tools.
The client was keen to, in their words “just clean up the work area”. They were experiencing a significant loss of tools, with misplaced equipment and spare parts resulting in reduced storage space. An easy, effective, do-it-yourself team approach was needed to get people involved in organising the workplace.
The client was shipping logs from a new site and there was growing frustration due to higher than expected costs and competing goals across functional teams. The key operational aspects to be managed were: safely loading logs, maintaining efficiency, & meeting the customer stow factor with no damage.