Member of the WCM Central Team, Global Logistics pillar leader
The importance of management and of people recognition.
«WCM can't be correctly implemented without the commitment of management; it's a crucial element. Managers have to act as promoters within their teams, especially at the beginning. WCM is based on the Japanese philosophy of lean production - a method we can apply in every area of the company's work; not as a parallel activity, but right at the heart of our daily tasks. Many people, however, don't see their single improvements as an approach to continuous improvement. A few little examples? Changing the position of the tools in the workstation means improving the workplace; tidying the desk or shelves means maintaining 5S standards; using pedestrian walkways and crossings means safety.».The importance of management and of people recognition.
The current system of ideas, Kaizen, was drawn up in a workshop with the participation of all the Polish plants, and is based on the best practices and solutions of each one. The main idea was to create an efficient system for all employees and departments, following the same rules and the same information flow in every Polish plant. It's important that everyone involved in the creation and implementation is appreciated, which is why the new system rewards people who implement the solutions put forward in the company. That's how teamwork is created and developed. A significant element of the whole system is the regular feedback to the employee who presented the idea. Of course, it requires monitoring and constant support from managers.»