Creating Value In the Supply Chain - Creating Strategic Relationships
Breaking down barriers and achieving a real win-win
Presentation Code: VS6-03
Value Stream: VS6 - Collaborative & Innovative Lean
Day & Time: Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 - 1:30 PM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
There are great gains to be made by eliminating the waste in the flow between companies. But you need trust and commitment to address these opportunities. That's not always easy to develop. Still, it is worth the effort. When two companies openly share improvement ideas and mentor each other, it can lead to strong results for both companies - ones that can be a formidable force in the marketplace. This presentation will outline how this can be achieved by showing how two companies co-created solutions to improve the sustainability of their business and supply chains.
In this presentation:
- Hear how waste in the flow between companies is often overlooked.
- Find out how cooperation between companies is a largely untapped opportunity.
- Learn how Camtran and Cogent Power took their long-standing relationship to new levels.
- Hear how the companies aligned leadership teams from Cogent for the benefit of everyone.
- Find out how the companies were able to adapt their different lean maturities.
- Learn how collaborating with companies you deal with can profit all parties.
Cogent Power Inc. / Cam Tran Co. Ltd.
Cogent Power Inc. is North America's leading manufacturer of specialized magnetic cores uses in power, distribution and specialized transformers. Cogent Power Inc. is a part of Tata Steel of India, the world's sixth largest steel manufacturer. Along with several other operating units, the Cogent Power Group manufactures and distributes highly specialized magnetic steels and core components used in electrical engineering applications, namely transformers, motors and generators. Cogent Power Inc. has been on its lean journey since 2004.
Colborne, Ontario's Cam Tran Co. Ltd. is a leading OEM manufacturer of distribution transformers and operates both repair facilities and new transformer product routes. Cam Tran is a family-owned company and has a metal fabrication business and two manufacturing plants in Canada. Cam Tran is a couple of years into its lean journey and became an AME corporate member in 2011.
Ron Harper is a professional engineer and president of Burlington Ontario's Cogent Power Inc. He has been working in manufacturing for the past 25 years and working at Cogent since 1995. Ron has held senior leadership positions in marketing, engineering, operations and general management. He is a member of the AME Canada board and will be taking on the role of regional president in 2012. Ron is an active board member of The Centre for Skills Development and Training in Canada and regularly advises on local government policies and initiatives with next generation manufacturing.
Kyle Campbell is the President of Cam Tran. Kyle has been working with the organization on employee engagement and a culture of trust and accountability as well as future leader development and succession planning since 2007. He has utilized these key building blocks as the catalyst for embarking on the lean journey in 2010. Kyle is a founder (co-owner) of Cam Tran and has had direct and/or oversight responsibilities for all areas of the business in his tenure including: Operations, Engineering, Marketing, Quality Assurance and Senior/Strategic Management.
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