SOLTRA implements Lean Manufacturing management model

6 Apr. 2021 | SOLTRA

Since the beginning of 2021 SOLTRA in Denmark has been implementing the Lean methodology to optimize the management of its processes.

SOLTRA implements Lean Manufacturing management model

6 Apr. 2021 | SOLTRA

SOLTRA’s journey in Denmark begins in 2019 with Vestas, the world’s leading producer of wind turbines. At first the activity was carried out in a small nave located in the town of Ringk-bing. Later, in 2020, we moved to our current facilities in Tim, near Vestas and with a greater amplitude, which facilitates the assembly work of large machines as is the case of the Vidar model. We are currently one of Vestas’ main suppliers for the fiber assembly of wind turbines.

At SOLTRA we are committed to quality and improvement continues so together with the official ISO 9001 and 14001 certification for our work in Denmark, in 2021 we have launched the LEAN project.

What is Lean Manufactoring? It is a philosophy that seeks how to improve and optimize the production system, trying to eliminate or reduce all activities that do not add value to the product. Simply put, it’s about using the necessary resources and the minimum time to do just what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. The LEAN method tries to provide the maximum value to the customer, just in time and at the lowest cost, ensuring the quality of the product.

One of the principles of the LEAN is to divide work into very concrete stages with a continuous review of objectives. To achieve the success of this method it is essential to have in-house highly qualified professionals in the implementation of it. At SOLTRA we have a person who has recently joined our team in Denmark.

The LEAN philosophy involves all factory staff in the production process, making everyone feel the need to improve. This involvement is intimately linked to another of the projects currently being developed at the TIm plant, the “absence” project or Langtidsrask (full-time Healthy). It is a question of reducing absenteeism through dialogue and mutual understanding and acceptance that absenteeism carries a high economic cost, both for the company and for the worker.

This project involves representatives of the company, workers and trade unions, as well as a team of doctors and the community of Ringk-bing-Skjern, which has created a team of people composed of physiotherapy professionals, social work professionals and employment consultants.

All parties meet and reach a common agreement to make the return to the employee’s work as favourable as possible. The purpose of this project is to keep workers in their jobs.

 

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