Your company has been on the lean journey for a little over a year… things have gone well and while there’s been some resistance to change most associates have quickly come on board.
One of the key strategic objectives of your organization is to increase productivity.
And, as it turns out, it’s become obvious that the changeover time of CNC #454 needs to improve. Your data shows that changeovers on this machine range from 45 to 56 minutes.
You, and your cross functional team, hope to cut this time in half after the upcoming SMED Kaizen Event.
Prior to the event, your team hopes to video tape several changeovers happening. You have the equipment needed as well as as plan of how to capture the best video possible.
But, alas, there’s one problem.
The main operator, George, isn’t down with the whole idea of being video taped. In fact, George isn’t thrilled with the event at all even though he’s been asked to be on the team.
What should you do?