Each quarter, Program Managers submit employees for consideration of the Continuous Improvement Award. This award provides recognition of an individual’s contribution in identifying and implementing continuous improvement suggestions that benefit their customer in the quality of services, products and processes they support. We had a couple of great nominations for this past quarter.
- Mr. David Johnson developed, established and implemented a Lab Sweep Program for Boeing Houston consisting of 16 labs. Lab sweeps help validate compliance with internal and customer expectations. Lab Sweeps verify all Government Owned Property and both tagged equipment and materials are contractually required, authorized for usage, segregated or clearly identified to delineate ownership, and recorded in a Property Management System. Since the successful launch and implementation of the program in Houston the percentage of labs reviewed went from zero to 100% in the first year. 5 labs were identified as not requiring lab designation which eliminated overhead costs for storage and oversight. This also saved 30 hours of not having to conduct these lab sweeps this year and in the future. Houston’s Lab Sweep Program has been designated as a ‘Boeing Best Practice” to be used across all BDS sites.
- Mr. Skylar Joliffe – The Huntsville City School District has 99 clocks and updating the firmware on clocks would generally take weeks to finish and even then, some of the clocks appeared to never have been updated. In addition, clocks spanned 4-5 different versions of firmware across the city school district and had little uniformity. Mr. Joliffe took the initiative to tackle and improve this situation. Now, all clocks are the same version and an update takes place in 2 hours scheduled overnight. The estimated savings in time is upwards of 400 hours or more. Skylar also submitted a proposal to the HR and Payroll department for a solution to process leave involving Donated Days. The current process was manual and extremely time-consuming involving upwards of 4 people to manage. His proposal was approved and he developed an automated process to ensure this was done accurately. With the number of transactions processed each month and manual labor involved, there is a savings of approximately 18 hours a month.
Excellent work by both David and Skylar in demonstrating Ignite’s focus for “Fueling Innovation”. Congratulations goes to Skylar for being the 2018 3rd quarter recipient of the Continuous Improvement Award.
Skylar Jolliffe receiving his award from Program Manager, Kristina Minyard