Lean principles drives efficiency within Terex Trucks

A focus on lean principles drives efficiency within the goods inward department at Terex Trucks.

Terex Trucks are focused on the Motherwell factory’s Lean Journey. Terex Trucks continue to invest in team members through Lean training and currently have over 50 team members going through white, yellow or green belt training. These team members are working on improvement projects within the Motherwell site to eliminate waste in processes and improve the way the site works. Terex Trucks are also engaging suppliers in this journey as they plan an important part in the site’s success.

Terex Trucks’ goods inward inspector, Kevin Donnelly, is currently working with Johncraig Savage, QHSE manager, to reduce fabrication rejections from suppliers and to increase throughput at goods in at the Motherwell site. Kevin is also making improvements to the process flow in the goods in area. He decided to help with the project after completing his yellow belt training. Paul Hudson, Terex Trucks’ Operations Director, is the overall project champion for the green belt project.

Johncraig and Kevin have been using various Lean tools to understand the workflow at goods in better. This has included a waste walk and a value stream mapping. Kevin has used the data collected to move items and inventory at goods in to allow for shorter periods of walking. This eliminates two different types of waste (motion and transport).

Kevin’s manager has also supported his involvement in the green belt project and is looking forward to the end result.