Reinforcing Production Floor with Training
Auburn, NY Currier Plastics has expanded its technical training program which includes Statistical Process Control (SPC)to include all operators, beginning in their Blow Molding Department.
SPC is a DMAIC methodology used for monitoring, controlling and improving a process through statistical analysis. Currier Plastics’ use of SPC along with their Hertzler Gain Seeker System technology enables the custom molder’s skilled workforce to react quicker to changing situations in their molding processes. Increased business awarded has driven the need to hire personnel and is driving this additional training. All personnel, including operators are expected to be fully involved in the molding process and are participating in tier training.
The SPC class is taught by members of the Quality team who have earned their certifications from American Society of Quality (ASQ) and each class runs about 2 hours. “It’s an answer to a call to have the operators take on more understanding and responsibility in their day to day activities,” says Tim Walawender, Certified Quality Engineer at Currier Plastics and one of 3 trainers. The trainees will learn the proper use of control charts, learn to spot trends and shifts in data and how to react when a change in process is seen. “They will walk away with a basic understanding of control charts and the data and learn what to do and why, making them more valuable as team members on the facility floor.”
Currier Plastics is located in the heart of central New York and has been custom molding for a variety of industries such as plastic packaging, beauty and cosmetics, amenities, household consumables, electronic connectors and medical measuring devices since 1982.