Mannok has won the Operational Excellence in Manufacturing at this year’s Operational Excellence Awards, in Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin.
The company put their success down to the launch of its Mannok Leading Excellence Programme in January 2022 and has rolled out four core pillars of Lean, Sustainability, Skills and Development. Employee receptiveness to this programme also played a key role.
The judges’ said: “The excellent and progressive work around Operational Excellence in Mannok grabbed the panel’s attention, with a great Lean and Continuous Improvement programme under pinning all the work and effort that is being put in by the team. This company is taking clear steps to make its operational vision a reality and is a very worthwhile winner in this very competitive category. Congratulations to everyone at Mannok.”
Some of the achievements of the program include reducing the company’s weighbridge weigh in time by 75%, 320 staff completing Lean training and through the Skills Development Programme over 1000 key processes have been reviewed, standardised and developed into video training.
Kevin Lumney, operations director, said: “The implementation of OpEx is underway in 4 of 8 manufacturing facilities and associated support functions across our business, with performance already yielding significant improvements. As we improve process and efficiencies across the business while aiming for best in class standards, we are benefitting the business, our customers and our people.
“It was a very proud moment for the company to be recognised along with some of the most successful businesses across the country. It was also a very proud moment, when Conor Baxter, our Operational Excellence Manager, was crowned Operations Manager of the Year. On behalf of the whole company, I would like to commend Conor and thank him for all his work.”