LENOIR — The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) awarded Teijin Automotive Technologies' Lenoir facility with its AME Excellence Award. The Teijin Automotive facility is the world's first composites and molding manufacturing facility to win this award, which has been given out annually since 2010.
The AME Excellence Award recognizes manufacturing facilities that demonstrate excellence in manufacturing and business operations. The award criteria detail a lean systems model for enterprise excellence. The primary focus of the award is to acknowledge continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation.
Teijin Automotive's Lenoir facility kicked off its Lean Continuous Improvement Operating System, called "Our Way" more than three years ago, with a focus standardization, accountability, and employee engagement. It also required a thorough understanding of intersections in the business and how they impact each operation or functional area within the facility. To read the entire article, click here.
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