The third “China Manufacturing Improvement Conference (2013) – Excellent Case Presentation” was smoothly concluded in Shanghai on May 23. Two improvement cases selected from Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd (“JMC” for abbreviation) won the awards, which are the First Prize of Medium Program won by Beyond Workgroup in Stamping Plant and the Most Popular Improvement Award won by PUMA Connecting Rod Workgroup in Engine Plant.
In total, 68 companies attended the improvement conference, including Shanghai VW, Nanjing Auto, Carlisle Brake, Lenovo Electronics, Suntech Power, Covidien Medical, Johnson Controls, Voss Robot, BWI and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, etc. Due to the excellent achievement that JMC got in 2012, the conference organizing committee invited Yang Yannan from JMC Manufacturing Dept. to deliver a speech in the conference as a guest, with the theme of “JMC’s Perseverance on Lean Production”. Luo Jun from Flying Workgroup in TCF was invited to deliver a speech on previous awarded cases as a guest. In the presentation, Zhao Chenhua from Stamping Plant fully displayedJMC operators’ lean improvement spirit of “independence, conscientiousness and spontaneity” as well as the constant improvement culture, which were concurrently recognized by the judges. His passionate case presentation deeply impressed every attendee and won the First Prize of “Medium Program – Efficiency Productivity Improvement” with absolute advantages.
Mr. ZhuangWentao and Zhou Nan, senior lean production improvement experts in China and the on-site judges commented on the JMC presentation and stated that JMC case presentation was with clear mentality, specific goal and reflected the first-class level. JMC’s improvement was innovative. And the innovation was not only from the product, but also from the production line and process, from which we could see the good cooperation between operators and engineers. And it’s really independent improvement from the bottom to top. At the same time, the judgesspoke highly of the independent improvement capability of JMC operators. JMC became the star in the award ceremony that night. All JMC participants felt so proud to be the JMC people.