“Continuous Improvement,” according to the Chartered Quality Institute, is the continuing focus on “increasing the effectiveness and/or efficiency of an organization to fulfil its policy and objectives” — including “(i)mprovement in business strategy, business results, customer, employee and supplier relationships… Put simply, it means ‘getting better all the time’.”
At Adaptas Solutions, we are committed to building and nurturing a culture of Continuous Improvement and trust.
With funding received from The Australian Federal “Skills Checkpoint” program and New South Wales state funding into science and innovation programs, we are developing “CI” training to shape our efforts, grow our culture, and equip ourselves with the tools we need to investigate and resolve problems, and to share a common language.
One of the first outcomes of the application of the CI techniques that we’ve been learning was a project idea generated by Phung Tu at ETP by Adaptas. Phung, who works in our wash area, suggested marking and segregating the different boxes and tubs used in the process of washing of parts and equipment to eliminate duplication. Following an evaluation, Phung’s recommendation was instituted — immediately boosting productivity and generating substantial ($26,676) cost savings.
Phung’s Continuous Improvement proposal yielded results for her as well — in the form of congratulations and $500 check from ETP by Adaptas CEO Colin Jump.