GA 160 | The Power of Job Methods with Steve Brenneman

Today’s episode is a presentation by Steve Brenneman, CEO of the Aluminum Trailer Company, from this year’s TWI Summit in San Diego. In this powerful and informative talk, Steve shares how they use Job Methods, one of the components of TWI. Slides from Steve’s presentation can be found here. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why Steve is a lean fanatic (4:03)
  • Steve’s comeback (5:59)
  • About ATC (6:48)
  • Their “True North” (8:53)
  • Productivity metrics at ATC (10:15)
  • The four steps of JM (14:26)
  • How Steve and his team came up with a plan (18:33)
  • About the Kanban Kit they created (22:59)
  • ATC’s Daily Improvement Board (25:10)
  • Improvements to a generator install (26:06)
  • How ATC addressed the waste of walking (31:12)
  • Why we don’t see walking as waste (35:46)
  • How their actual line work hasn’t changed (36:17)
  • About the power of standard work (39:20)

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