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  • Suppliers Partnership: EPA/NIST PARTNERSHIP
    training quality shipping purchasing maintenance and human resources The 3 day review was designed to identify recycling and environmental improvements that needed to be made in order to improve ISO 14001 measurables The workshop began with an introduction to the MMTC philosophy and common practices used by other companies to maintain a Lean and Clean facility This provided a framework of what it means to be a Lean and Clean manufacturer The team reviewed case studies of companies that have incorporated Lean and Clean concepts into their operations The team next completed a value stream mapping course and a waste walk This exercise provided the team hands on experience with identifying value added versus non value added time in specific areas The waste walk helped the team identify current and potential waste generated by processes in the facility The team used findings derived from value stream mapping and waste evaluation to brainstorm ideas for changes to improve the process MMTC representatives encouraged all members to participate allowing the whole team to be equally involved After the brainstorming session team members were given specific assignments from the list of ideas to investigate feasibility and cost information Employees gathered information and reported their findings back to the team Team members were encouraged by the amount of money that could be saved through the implementation of their suggestions All information was compiled and presented to the executive management staff on the last day of the workshop All group members were part of the presentation Executive management was pleased to see how the principles from the workshop were used to identify potential improvements in the facility Waste such as time material and money were identified and specific projects for improvement were suggested Through participation in the workshop the employees now share the Lean and

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  • Suppliers Partnership: EPA/NIST PARTNERSHIP
    a Lean and Clean facility This provided a framework of what it means to be a Lean and Clean manufacturer The team reviewed case studies of companies that have incorporated Lean and Clean concepts into their operations The team next completed a value stream mapping course and a waste walk This exercise provided the team hands on experience with identifying value added versus non value added time in specific areas The waste walk helped the team identify current and potential waste generated by processes in the facility The team used findings derived from value stream mapping and waste evaluation to brainstorm ideas for changes to improve the process MMTC representatives encouraged all members to participate allowing the whole team to be equally involved After the brainstorming session team members were given specific assignments from the list of ideas to investigate feasibility and cost information Employees gathered information and reported their findings back to the team Team members were encouraged by the amount of money that could be saved through the implementation of their suggestions All information was compiled and presented to the executive management staff on the last day of the workshop All group members were part of the presentation

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  • Suppliers Partnership: EPA/NIST PARTNERSHIP
    industry it serves Renosol viewed this as an opportunity to continue providing customers with innovative solutions and high quality products and to seek more avenues for continuous improvement Randy Smith Manager of Renosol s Farwell and Bay City manufacturing plants was excited with the opportunity to participate in the Lean and Clean Workshop This is a great opportunity said Smith to reinforce our current level of understanding and to provide an additional training opportunity to our management with a fresh look at our operation with new eyes A cross functional management team representing all departments was selected to participate in the weeklong workshop The workshop began with an introduction to the MMTC philosophy and common practices used by other companies to maintain a Lean and Clean facility This provided a framework of what it means to be a Lean and Clean manufacturer The team reviewed case studies of companies that have incorporated Lean and Clean concepts into their operations The team next completed a value stream mapping course and a waste walk This exercise provided the team hands on experience with identifying value added versus non value added time in specific areas The waste walk helped the team identify current and potential waste generated by processes in the facility The team used findings derived from value stream mapping and waste evaluation to brainstorm changes that might improve key processes Ideas generated during the brainstorming session were evaluated then assigned to team members who investigated feasibility and cost considerations and reported their findings back to the team Once the group decided upon the most feasible proposals they compiled their data and presented their recommendations to the executive management on the last day of the workshop All team members were part of the presentation Waste whether time material or money was identified

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  • initiative a collaborative forum which supports automakers and suppliers in Mexico in improving their environmental performance and competiveness As the founding Chair of AVA s Water Efficiency Work Group Luis has worked to identify and share information to help companies in the auto supply chain in Mexico improve their use and potential re use of water in their manufacturing activities as well as promote sustainable business practices throughout the SP community David O Ryan ATMG present SP Award to Johann Finkelmeier Goodyear s VP and GM North America Original Equipment The Goodyear Tire Rubber Company received SP s 2014 Creativity in Implementing Sustainable Practices Award for its innovative use of ash left over from the burning of rice husks to produce electricity as an environmentally friendly source of silica for use in fuel efficient tires The use of rice husk ash will provide Goodyear an alternative source of silica a material used in tire treads to improve fuel efficiency while helping reduce the amount of rice husk waste sent to landfill globally The company tested silica derived from rice husk ash over the past two years at its Innovation Center in Akron Ohio and found its impact on tire performance to be equal to traditional sources David O Ryan ATMG presents SP Award to Russell Brynolf CEO FTS Technologies SP s 2014 Demonstrating Environmental Innovation in the Manufacturing Process Award was presented to FTS Technologies for introducing an innovative automated flame de flashing technology in General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing injection molding operations The technology automates the de flashing process through the use of a high efficiency gas burner producing a more consistent part of higher quality than highly variable labor intensive manual de flashing processes FTS de flashing technology helped GM Spring Hill s injection molding operations to reduce

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  • an estimated savings of almost 2 million in annual electricity and natural gas costs More Information The Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility RRF operated by Covanta has received the prestigious 2014 Clean Air Technology Award from the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA The EPA has recognized the facility for upgrading its emission control system to an LN Low NOx system that has reduced nitrogen oxides emissions by half LN technology was developed by Covanta as a retrofit for existing energy from waste facilities like the Montgomery County RRF More Information DENSO Corporation has developed a new electronic fuel injection system for small motorcycles called DIET FI DIET FI is the first fuel injection system that doesn t use a throttle position sensor or engine temperature sensor Instead it uses newly developed control technologies that ensure the same fuel economy and environmental performance as conventional fuel injection systems thus cutting costs More Information The Rouge River is gaining some green ground thanks to a sea of volunteers who flood the area every year Over the past five years volunteers from DENSO International America Inc have pulled more than 31 000 lbs of invasive species removed over 30 logjams picked up tons of trash and planted a garden to green up the area DENSO is partnering with Cranbrook Institute of Science on a series of youth educational activities at this year s Rouge Rescue cleanup event Cranbrook will be on site at DENSO sharing the importance of rocks and minerals bugs insects and animals through interactive activities More Information ERA Environmental Management Solutions announced the newest upgrade to its Environmental Reporting Software direct electronic uploads of Emissions Inventories to the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality s TCEQ STEERS reporting tool This advanced functionality will improve the accuracy of data submitted with the software s QAQC features and significantly reduce the amount of time required by eliminating manual data entry More Information Federal Mogul s Powertrain Division has positioned itself as a global leader in lead free engine bearings since introducing its complete portfolio of lead free three layer bronze bearing shells in 2007 During a time when light vehicle production fell in Europe and engine downsizing trends further impacted bearing volumes the company s lead free bearing sales achieved significant growth despite a contracting market The success of Federal Mogul s lead free range of bearings led to the technology being named a winner for the prestigious 2014 Automotive News PACE TM award for supplier innovation More Information The all new Ford Transit makes its North American debut with more durable paint thanks to an industry first paint technology now in use at Kansas City Assembly Plant The Transit vehicles built in Kansas City are the first to use the new two wet monocoat paint process developed by Ford and its paint suppliers The technology results in more durable paint uses less energy and water and reduces carbon dioxide and particulate emissions compared with conventional paint processes More Information On World

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  • to which Covanta will divert organic waste for beneficial reuse in partnership with municipalities and commercial customers Covanta and Turning Earth will explore future opportunities in the Connecticut and Massachusetts region More Information Global automotive supplier DENSO has developed a new automotive climate control unit that can be used for a wide variety of vehicles ranging from compact to luxury cars Conventional climate control units are often designed and tailored to each vehicle model but this product has a new structure which enabled to standardize components while realizing required performance This highly standardized automotive climate control unit which is smaller and lighter while realizing higher performance is the world s first of its kind More Information Hino Motors Ltd Hino and DENSO Corporation DENSO have jointly developed the world s first electric refrigerator system for heavy duty trucks using a hybrid unit With the combination of Hino s hybrid powertrain system technology and DENSO s electric refrigerator system technology the two companies have developed a high quality refrigerator system that helps improve fuel economy improves refrigeration performance and is quieter when operating More Information Federal Mogul Corporation s Powertrain Segment has developed an innovative highly optimized casting process for piston rings that will provide to engine manufacturers higher quality and stronger more wear resistant piston rings The process uses a highly automated vertical molding process that delivers enhanced material integrity and improved manufacturing process control Additionally Federal Mogul has developed a new casting simulation process that provides more precise data in order to optimize the material flow pressure and filling of the piston ring casting molds More Information Ford and its Tier 1 suppliers awarded 10 4 million in contracts to Michigan based companies through the 2013 Pure Michigan Business Connect Ford Matchmaking Summit Ford hosted the summit in March 2013 with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber Ford the first OEM to host the summit used the event to connect more than 300 qualified Michigan suppliers with 12 of the company s purchasing teams and 30 of its Tier 1 suppliers More Information Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices The new IntoSite application in the Tecnomatix portfolio is a cloud based web application developed using the Google Earth infrastructure IntoSite holds a 3D version of assembly plants and allows users to navigate virtually through the plants down to the workstations obtaining a better understanding of global processes IntoSite was developed by Siemens product lifecycle management PLM software business unit More Information General Motors announced a 24 million investment in electrical generation equipment that will allow the company to use more landfill gas at its Fort Wayne Ind and Orion Mich assembly plants The new equipment will generate more than 14 megawatts of electricity from landfill gas a renewable energy source which will help GM avoid producing more than 89 000 metric

    Original URL path: http://www.supplierspartnership.org/resources/SP-News-Jan2014.htm (2016-04-24)
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  • SP News
    electricity for the communities in which they operate Take a virtual tour and see how these facilities process waste in specially designed boilers to ensure complete combustion and use state of the art pollution control equipment to scrub emissions The result electricity Global automotive supplier DENSO and Nagoya University have developed an in vehicle battery based energy management system EMS which uses forecasting models of household electricity demand and vehicle use to reduce electricity costs The two organizations will start to evaluate the performance of the system in October this year under the Toyota City Low carbon Society Verification Project one of the Next Generation Energy and Social System Demonstration Projects in Japan led by Japan s Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry METI More Information Electricfil Corporation EFI Automotive has received an Outstanding Quality Performance award from Chrysler FIAT Group for their 2012 performance This award was only issued to 56 suppliers globally Electricfil Corporation located in Elkmont Alabama supplies Chrysler FIAT Group with electronic and electromagnetic solutions for several engines and supports the company through product launches The achievement of this award was a result of great team work especially from the company s manufacturing operators who take great pride in their role in building quality products More Information Federal Mogul Corporation and its Wagner Brake brand are leading the automotive industry s rapid shift to environmentally friendly low copper brake pads More than one million new 2014 vehicles from leading original equipment light vehicle manufacturers will be equipped with Federal Mogul s Eco Friction TM pads In the aftermarket Federal Mogul recently introduced Wagner ThermoQuiet CeramicNXT brake pads featuring the first full line offering of 2021 compliant low copper formulations More Information Ford Motor Company has added its dry machining capability to six plants globally a number that will nearly double in the next few years Near dry machining also known as Minimum Quantity Lubrication or MQL is a process that lubricates cutting tools with a fine spray of oil exactly when and where it is needed In comparison conventional wet machining floods the part with metal working fluids requiring large amounts of fluid to cool and lubricate the tools used to make engines and transmissions More Information A new 8 million battery lab opened at the University of Michigan that will help Ford develop batteries that are smaller lighter and less expensive to produce The work could accelerate development of battery powered vehicles that are more efficient and affordable than today s models and that go farther on a single charge More Information General Motors achieved a leadership position for its climate change data submitted to CDP the world s only global environmental disclosure system GM earned a score of 100 A ranking among the top 10 percent of companies reporting in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013 More Information Nine more General Motors facilities have achieved the U S EPA ENERGY STAR voluntary Challenge for Industry bringing the company s total to 63

    Original URL path: http://www.supplierspartnership.org/resources/SP-News-Oct2013.htm (2016-04-24)
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  • SP News
    at its global facilities by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 and plans for a 30 percent reduction from 2010 to 2025 by addressing everything from new products and technologies to manufacturing processes Ford s work to reduce CO2 emissions is outlined in Ford s 14th annual Sustainability Report and part of the company s overall mission to facilitate continued reduction of CO2 emissions More Information Ford has a strong track record of water use reductions in its manufacturing operations and an aggressive goal to reduce water use even further by 30 percent per vehicle by 2015 But many at Ford and a number of its stakeholders see growing water competition and scarcity as a potential economic game changer with big implications for the auto industry More Information General Motors reaffirmed its commitment to further reduce the energy used and the environmental impacts of building and operating an automobile detailing product goals and tracking progress toward its 2020 manufacturing priorities in its 2012 Sustainability Report The report covers energy emissions waste reduction and other areas that drive long term sustainability More Information General Motors Rosario Automotive Complex is the first GM plant in the Americas to obtain 50001 certification from the International Organization for Standardization The ISO 50001 standard represents the latest international best practice in energy management building on existing national and regional standards to help companies manage their energy usage while identifying opportunities to save money and implement improvements More Information On June 21 2013 environmental and engineering firm Haley Aldrich hosted their third annual Haley Aldrich Charity Golf Tournament This charitable golf outing benefited both the Boston Children s Hospital and Brigham and Women s Hospital BWH The event attracted over 130 golfers from Boston area A E C companies real estate development firms and healthcare providers and their collective sponsorships generated 28 000 in donations More Information The first film in Honda s Environmental Short Film Series Paint by Numbers has been awarded two Telly Awards in the Green Eco Friendly and Social Responsibility categories The Telly Awards now in its 34th season honors the best film and video productions groundbreaking online video content and outstanding local regional and cable TV commercials and programs More Information Honda and GM have initiated a long term technology partnership with a specific purpose co development of a next generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies targeting the 2020 timeframe The companies are joining efforts to leverage their technological expertise with the goal of accelerating the development of highly advanced fuel cell technology in order to introduce even more affordable fuel cell electric vehicles More Information This summer 80 Detroit area students will participate in a unique employment experience through Johnson Controls Conservation Leadership Corps CLC a summer jobs program created and sponsored by Johnson Controls in partnership with the Student Conservation Association SCA and The Greening of Detroit In its sixth year in Detroit the CLC provides students with training to build leadership and professional development

    Original URL path: http://www.supplierspartnership.org/resources/SP-News-Jul2013.htm (2016-04-24)
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