Skills Training UK help improve production at Church & Dwight
June 10th, 2016
Church & Dwight UK, based in Kent, which produces well-known branded products such as Batiste dry shampoo and Pearl Drops tooth paste, has celebrated improvements to its production line efficiency after 15 employees completed apprenticeship programme training in Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) and Team Leading with Skills Training UK.
In the BIT apprenticeship training, employees developed their knowledge in areas including organisational safety, effective team working, visual management systems and continuous improvement techniques. They learnt how to use the Japanese Kaizen approach to problem-solving and process improvement and in the second half of their training completed three workplace related projects on Quality, Cost and Delivery. The projects helped identify areas for improvement and reduce waste.
24-hour production is crucial for Church & Dwight to meet their production quotas and one of the practical projects undertaken during the training led to reductions in the change over time needed to change manufacture from one product line to another. Organisation of work stations and loading bays was also improved.
Simon Sesay, Continuous Improvement Manager, Church & Dwight, said: “We’re very happy in terms of how the training with Skills Training UK has gone and how our staff took to it. They showed a willingness to learn and better themselves, and in turn the company. It’s helped them think differently about certain aspects that affect Church & Dwight and the consequences they could have.”
Photo caption: Church & Dwight in Folkestone, Kent, has seen improvements in production time and output since Skills Training UK provided Business Improvement Techniques and Team Leader apprenticeship training.