The experts at HEXPOL Compounding, a world leader in rubber compounding, pride themselves on sharing their market knowledge and innovation to provide customers in several industries – from auto to construction to healthcare to energy, oil and gas – the right solutions for their applications.
Faced with increasing expectations from customers, sustainability recommendations from the United Nations, and overall growth in their business, HEXPOL strives to eliminate wastes and improve the performance of their business. Like many companies today, they aim to transform their culture to continually improve with the aid of data-driven decision-making.
“Our goal is to develop data-oriented leaders who will drive and deliver results throughout our company,” said Ram Sukumar, HEXPOL director of continuous improvement. “The prime objective is to give all the knowledge and skills necessary for our organization to continuously improve and evolve.”
Sukumar and his steering committee are developing the HEXPOL Production System to implement Lean and statistical analysis problem-solving techniques. As part of this, they train prospective Green Belts on project management. Trainees work through a project on planning tools and forms available in Companion by Minitab* (now Minitab Engage®) as well as analyses conducted in Minitab Statistical Software.
Even outside the training program, people can submit their ideas into the project hopper available with the workflow feature in Companion*. Those ideas are then turned into projects based on their Project Prioritization matrix.
How Minitab Helped
Faced with increasing expectations from customers, sustainability recommendations from the United Nations, and overall growth in their business, HEXPOL strives to eliminate waste and improve business performance while also reducing their environmental impact.
Minitab® Statistical Software
How Minitab Helped
Project management trainees work through their projects using Companion by Minitab* tools and forms as well as analyses from Minitab Statistical Software. Then they track the progress and performance of all projects in real-time dashboards.
- Significant savings after completing 2 waves of training and certifying 30+ Green Belts; more savings forecasted in next 3-5 years
- Streamlined and managed numerous projects globally across 17 locations in the United States and Mexico