As a company invested in continuous improvement, The Rose Corporation benefits daily from our own commitment to continuous improvement activities based upon an “everybody, every day” culture for change. The industrial furnace sales team is executing its own, multi-stage continuous improvement activity that allows The Rose Corporation to improve and sustain activities that impact quality, price, and delivery for the multitude of parts sold to customers operating industrial furnaces and atmosphere generating equipment.
We’ve recently implemented kanban systems here at The Rose. Thermal oxidizer spare Parts and Mark Metals are benefiting from this new method of inventory management. Kanban means “signal” in the Japanese language and as used in supply-chain management, kanban is a card or some other signal used to indicate demand for inventory replenishment. A system built on kanban principles is a “pull” method of keeping inventories optimally stocked with parts and components when they are needed and in the right quantity. As inventory is consumed through sales or production demand, an order for depleted inventory is immediately signaled by this kanban system. The parts are replenished in a preset quantity and delivery cycle.
At the Rose Corporation, we believe that: In order to grow and maintain the vitality of a company, it is necessary to not just work in the business, but to also work ON the business. That’s why the awarding and celebrating of our annual continuous improvement awards is my favorite 30 minutes of the year!
Recently The Rose Corporation hosted the Pennsylvania Lean Thinking Network. The theme of the day’s meeting was, The House of Change, a theme based upon Claes F Janssen early 70’s work, The Four Rooms of Change.