The Hi-Way Injection Alloys road to world class manufacturing and business operations…

What is “The Hi-Way” “The Hi-Way” is simply the road to world class in Injection Alloys.

“The Hi-Way” structure is based on Lean Manufacturing principles and uses some of the tools and philosophies that helped Toyota to be the most efficient and reliable automobile manufacturer in the world.

Results of “The Hi-Way

The Hi-Way business follows the 14 core principles by:

PHILOSOPHY

1.Base our management decisions on long term philosophy, even at the expense of short term goals.

PROCESS

2.Create continuous “process” flow to bring problems to the surface.

3.Use “pull” systems to avoid overproduction.

4.Level out workloads.

5.Build a culture of stopping to fix problems to get the quality right first time.

6.Standardise tasks, these are the foundation for continuous improvement and employee empowerment.

7.Use visual controls, so that no problems are hidden. 8.Use only reliable, thoroughly tested technology that serves your people and processes.

ADD VALUE THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE AND PARTNERS

9.Grow leaders who thoroughly understand the work, live the philosophy and teach it to others.

10.Develop exceptional teams and people who follow the company philosophy.

11.Respect the extended network of partners and suppliers by challenging them and helping them to improve.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND ORGANISATION LEARNING

12. Go and see for yourself to thoroughly understand the situation.

13. Make decisions slowly by consensus, thoroughly considering all the options, implement decisions rapidly.

14. Become a learning organisation through relentless reflection and continuous improvement.