Lear Corporation

Lear is the world leader in luxury and performance seating for the automotive industry.  Supplying the majority of the world’s leading manufacturers, they have established a reputation for superior engineering, excellence in manufacturing and craftmanship. The organisation was named as one of the Fortune’s 2023 Most Admired Companies. Seating is built to order on a just in time basis and the site manages over 3000 product variations over 2 build lines.  Redditch is an assembly plant and the sole supplier of seating for one of the UK’s most prodigious car brands.

The Redditch site was purchased by Lear in 2010 and they rapidly created a centre of excellence.  On the visit you will see excellent standards of:

  • Workplace organisation (Five S)
  • Visual Management
  • Lean Tools & Techniques
  • Digital SOP’s and poke yoke
  • Takt & product flow
  • Tiered Management System
  • Obeya – Central Control room

Employee engagement is achieved through both their Kaizen initiative and also their TIC (Team Improvement Circle) program delivered in partnership with their key customer.  They have developed a training academy on site with a capability centre within the factory environment.  Learning and engagement is also encouraged through bite-sized learning; lunch & learns and line-side development.

Visit in 60 seconds / Awards

Workplace organisation…Visual Management… Lean Tools & Techniques …Digital SOP’s and poke yoke  …Takt & product flow…Tiered Management System…Obeya – Central Control room

Visit agenda

09:45: Arrival & Welcome

10.00:  Lear – Our Heritage

10.30:  Our Continuous Improvement Journey

11.15:   Refreshment Break

11.30:   Site Tour – Lean/CI/Visual Management

12.30:   Site Tour – OHNO Circles

12.45:   Feedback on OHNO Circles

13.00:   Lunch

13.30:   Employee Engagement – TIC & Kaizen

14.00:   Round Table Discussion

14.45:   Feedback

15.00:   Close