Read this article about Hillphoenix, one of our finalists, in the category Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Manufacturing, selected by the independent judging panel, for the 2019 Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Industry Awards program. Click here to read articles on other finalists.
Digitally Transformed Inspection Process Drives Lean Culture at Hillphoenix
The line inspection for Hillphoenix’s large refrigerated cases was manual, paper-based and done from memory each time – resulting in a manual, cumbersome and difficult to tract process. The inspection process increased the risk of errors, wasted inspection time with paper forms, limited tracking records, necessitated hefty excel files, and delayed reporting. All inspection findings were recording by hand, and inspection data was reported up to 48 hours following inspection. The Hillphoenix quality team set out to digitally transform this process based on two foundations of the Lean Six Sigma culture: eliminate waste and reduce defects. Additionally, Hillphoenix wanted to improve its inspection data accuracy and reporting functions.
The quality team worked with IT to develop a completely digitized solution to achieve the objectives and improve the overall experience for its inspectors. Together, the quality team established the inspection requirements. Using Nintex, Hillphoenix’s IT team built a mobile inspection application that ensures every aspect of a unit is examined, defects are recorded with standardized terminology, and pictures can be captured and electronically attached to the inspection record. If defects are found, an inspection report is instantly generated and shared with the rework teams.
One of the biggest challenges to the previous inspection process involved inspectors working from memory and experience – there was no way to ensure the same procedure and steps were followed for every inspection. Additionally, all defects were marked in handwritten notes without standardized terminology, and then recorded and managed through excel spreadsheets. Due to this, the accuracy of inspection data hinged on an individual’s ability to readily analyze handwritten notes.
Hillphoenix sought a digitized solution to standardize, streamline, and improve the overall accuracy of its inspections. The solution utilized Nintex Workflow and Forms for Office 365, Nintex Mobile, and Nintex DocGen®.
The Hillphoenix quality team started by defining the line inspection process requirements and standardizing the terminology used for inspections. The new solution needed to ensure that every inspection followed the same examination process and allowed for faster data recording an analysis. Hillphoenix built a mobile application using Nintex Workflow and Nintex Forms for Office 365. Each inspector uses a mobile device to complete the inspection.
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The winners for all categories and for The Platinum Awards will be announced at The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards on Wednesday March 20th, 2019, from 6.30pm, in the Venetian Ballroom at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort®.
The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards are open to all organizations, both private and public sector, across the globe, which have implemented Operational Excellence programs to deliver outstanding business results.
The 2019 Awards will be held in conjunction with the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit on March 20, 2019 in the Venetian Ballroom at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™
BTOES is the industry’s biggest and best, senior-level, cross-industry gathering of Business Transformation & Operational Excellence industry leaders and senior executives.
It also hosts the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards, which showcase globally the most outstanding organizational achievements through the application of Operational Excellence programs.
The summits hosts a number of private forums for C-Level & Global corporate-level leaders as well as business unit heads.
With over 150 speakers, over 100 sessions, 12 Keynotes, 9 Track Themes, 5 parallel tracks, 60+ track sessions, 50 roundtable discussions, 20 Interactive Workshops, 6 Thought Leader Panels, 5 Leaders Boardrooms, 5 co-located events, the Industry Awards Program, Site Visits, 20+ hours of social networking including 2 gala cocktail parties, dinners, numerous group activities, this is the ultimate event to benchmark, network and drive Operational Excellence to the next level.
There is a strong focus on Cultural Transformation, Customer Delight, Sustaining an Operational Excellence program, Need for end-to-end Business Transformation, Keeping up with new technologies/impact of digitalization and Leadership Buy-in & Understanding. We dedicated two tracks to advanced technologies, such as AI, Machine Learning, RPA, Predictive Analytics, Blockchain, Cloud infrastructure etc.
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