Impact by and for the team.
The most frequently used technique is their Practical Problem Solving Initiative (PPS). This is a simple tool with an 8-step methodology that analyzes, understands, and resolves a problem within a manufacturing process.
Most critically - PPS is used to standardize effective solutions to ensure that processes are continuously improved.
Before SwipeGuide, these standards were created within word processing documents which required a lengthy process of editing, formatting, printing, approval, multiple draft reviews, reformatting, signatures, and then ultimately the training of the frontline workforce. Because of the complexity, time, and the sheer effort required to implement and standardize PPS initiatives, solutions often fell through the cracks and valuable improvements were lost.
Creating standards with a comprehensive digital platform like SwipeGuide has allowed Reyco Granning to more effectively and efficiently standardize, distribute, and improve the results of PPS initiatives throughout the manufacturing environment, with input from the people on the shop floor.