Every Function is Crucial

Presented By:

Mike McKim

Session Abstract:

Connecting the Front Office through Production in a high mix/ high volume environment

Learning Objectives:

“In this session you will learn…”

  • How different functional departments worked together to create a value stream wide visual pull system in a custom environment
  • How these efforts eliminated the need for Production Control involvement by eliminating all expediting
  • Also how these efforts decreased lead times by 67% while simultaneously increasing productivity by 20%

About the Facilitator:

Mike McKim has been a student of Lean Principles for the past 7 years.  He began his career at Anchor Industries in the Custom Sales Division specializing in Safety Pool Cover Sales in 2008.

In 2010 he was recruited into the Anchor Performance System (APS) full time.  APS is a department dedicated to the continuous improvement of key value stream initiatives within the company.  After leading the APS department for 4 years he moved into a dual role as a procurement specialist and an APS representative with an emphasis on office processes.  Since 2010, Mike has also executed the role of Pool Cover Value Stream Leader during the peak season of July through November