Continual Improvement

 

Committed to Continual Improvement

J&L’s commitment to continual improvement shows throughout our organization – in our management team, in customer service, engineering, and in the foundry. We are always looking for ways to push the level of satisfaction higher.

Purpose

Provides a planned, proactive and systematic approach to continual improvement

Policy

Identify and Prioritize Opportunities

  • Opportunities for improvement shall be identified and priorities established at least annually to eliminate potential causes of non- conformance and prevent their occurrence.

Project Creation and Improvement

  • Projects shall be created, responsibilities assigned, and action taken on high priority items to increase the ability to meet requirements.

Evaluate Results

  • Projects shall be reviewed and evaluated to confirm that the process for improvement was followed and that the actual results were evaluated, in addition, trends shall be reviewed/analyzed to determine if corrective action is required or continual improvement is necessary.

Process/Quality Control Programs

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • Six Sigma
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Weekly Review of Projects
  • Master Schedule

Cost Reduction Initiatives

  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles employed for continual improvement and reduced scrap
  • Consistent Product Quality
  • Reliable Supply
  • Low Cost Supply