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Best Practices: Implementing a Model Workcell – Feb 22@1pm

After spending years implementing improvements, Myers Container asked the question, “What is preventing us from sustaining our improvements?” In 2021, they set out to create a model cell that could be implemented in each of their facilities as a way to demonstrate and create expectations for continuous improvement. Due to the success of the model cells, in 2022 they will expand the model cell concept to all areas of their business (admin, logistics, commercial, etc.).

In this best practice sharing session, Shawn Valladolid will share how they took expectations from upper management, turned this into a problem statement, then used continuous improvement principles and methodologies to build a model cell with a process for sustaining improvements. Join us as Shawn explains how they:

• Determined the key elements of a model cell
• Looked at factors for sustaining the model cell
• Used a Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) to go from “why” (we need a model cell) to “how” (to implement one)
• Relied on the creation of standards
• Measured, shared, and celebrated the results post-implementation

Key tools used: Hour by Hour charts, Leader Standard Work, 6S & 6S audits, Gemba Walks, Daily Management System, PDSA

Date: Tuesday, February 22nd
Time: 1-1:50pm
Venue: Online using Zoom
Cost:  Free to NWHPEC members
Registration: Members can email for the link

Presenter bio: Shawn Valladolid is the Quality Manager at Myers Container. He has been with Myers Container since 2012. Additionally, Shawn takes on the roles of Assistant Plant Manager and Continuous Improvement Facilitator. He really enjoys taking on the CI role for the company and considers that as his core competency.  He intends to use the CI tools and methodologies for his continued growth as he evolves into any position he may hold in the future. He enjoys attending or facilitating Rapid Improvement Events at multiple Stavig locations and works closely with both the Los Angeles and Portland plants to ensure successful Quality compliance and Continuous Improvement. When not working, Shawn really enjoys time with his family. He also enjoys attending college courses, the gym, hiking and fishing; preferring creeks and deep-sea fishing. He plans to continue his education and continue in his growth.