Masco Windows Start A3 Problem Solving Programme

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MASCO UK Window Group provides the complete solution for specifier, fabricators and installers in PVCu products for all market sectors. They are a vertically integrated business which controls full product specification from R&D, through extrusion, frame and glass manufacture to New Build specification and distribution to our network of fabricators and installers. Supported by the MASCO Corporation, which is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand name consumer products for the home and family. They are at the forefront of material development and product performance; whilst ensuring environmental sustainability throughout our products and business cycles. Brand names within the group include Duraflex, Griffin, Premier, Seven Day, Hybrid Composite Decking and UK New Build.

As part of their dynamic plans to manufacture 15,000 units per week they have asked Maxim Business Solutions to help install the A3 Problem Solving format across the group. We will be running two day training events, linked to specific Masco products and processes with the aim of setting up work based projects to ensure the structure and techniques covered on the training are used to maximum effect. The content of the programme covers the following:

-           Introduction to A3 and the 7 Quality Tools

-          History of A3

-          The Format – SCRA Reports

-          Understanding the Problem Background – Tally Chart Exercise

-          Introduction to Histograms – Exercise and Feedback

-          Introduction to Scatter Diagrams

-          Current State Information – Facts and Data

-          Introduction to Pareto Graphs – Exercise and Feedback

-          Introduction to SPC Charts – Exercise and Feedback

-          Problem Analysis – Root Cause Techniques

-          Introduction to Process Flow Analysis – Exercise and Feedback

-          Introduction to Cause & Effect Diagrams – Exercise and Feedback

-          Future State

-          The Implementation Plan

-          Results and Follow-up

-          A Completed A3/SCRA Report Sheet Example

-          Setting up of Work Based Projects

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