Cummins to join the National Best Practice Programme

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Cummins Engine Plant in Daventry has announced that it will be joining the national best practice visit programme Onsite Insights as a host site.  The Daventry site has undergone a period of expansion and growth and demonstrates outstanding employee engagement and lean manufacturing techniques.

Ailsa Carson, the Programme Director of Onsite Insights said “We are absolutely delighted that this site has chosen to become part of the National programme. Their experience and insights on how to create a high performing company will be of value to the wider UK industry – and not just manufacturing.”

Cummins is a world leader in the design and manufacture of engines and power generation equipment and the Daventry plant manufactures diesel and natural gas high-horsepower engines. More recently the plant has adapted to incorporate the assembly and testing of fully integrated Generator sets.

The Best Practice visit which will be held on 7 November 2018, will provide other organisations the opportunity to see first-hand how the company has created a culture of continuous improvement through employee engagement and the deployment of world-class processes.

The national visit programme encourages the adoption of best practice and lean in organisations across the UK & Europe.  Founded in the 1980’s by the Government, the programme continues to deliver excellent benefits for participating companies.  Its core purpose is to encourage the sharing of business improvement ideas to enable the development of world class practices in the UK.

The Onsite Insights programme already includes award-winning organisations such as Toyota, Siemens, Vale, Mars, Milliken, Mitsubishi and Princes Foods.

Cummins in Daventry is a welcome addition to the Onsite Insights programme. Organisations can reduce cost and improve productivity by learning from others, as ideas are ultimately transferable – across sectors and industries.

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