Avery Dennison’s Fasson Roll North America division has developed a team armed with Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) tools and methods to support the company’s goal to reduce waste sent to landfills in North America by 10 percent compared with 2007 levels. In pursuit of this goal, the divisional team gained results by annually diverting 94 truckloads of material going into a landfill.
Fasson’s Lean initiative is focused on the continuous improvement of business practices. It empowers employees to identify and implement beneficial changes in how work is done, resulting in enhancing enterprise-wide value through every product, process and service. “Using ELS tools we systematically eliminated waste on multiple fronts,” says Kent Packer, supply chain manager for Fasson Roll North America. “This ongoing effort has been rewarded with breakthrough results. At the same time we have continued to expand our waste reduction service offerings with our newest Fasson Ready Width service."
In the specific case of preventing landfill waste, an internal team reviewed the Fasson EXACT service program. As it studied the needs of customers and analyzed the trim waste of existing master rolls, the group streamlined a process that took better advantage of master roll widths resulting in less trim. The added benefit was a significant reduction of trim waste – up to 7.6 tons per day – delivered to and placed in local landfills thus falling in line with the company’s goal to improve their environmental footprint.
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