Milliken European Airbag Products (MEAP) is a textile manufacturing site converting man made yarns into specialised fabric for use in the highly competitive automotive Airbag market. MEAP manufacture fabric from yarns in plain and coated forms for use in the manufacture of vehicle airbag modules. They also secondary process some material into cut component parts tackling the issues and concerns of today.
MEAP have a strong history of continuous improvement from 1995. Having worked through the discipline of the JIPM TPM process they have then embraced Lean Manufacturing and continue to drive it through their Milliken Performance Systems (MPS) into all aspects of their enterprise.
World Class Manufacturing
MEAP will show you how they have addressed their manufacturing losses enabling them to drive their Overall Equipment Effectiveness to world class levels and beyond. They will demonstrate examples of both improvements to process technologies and also to associate activity through standard work.
Supply Chain Excellence
MEAP will showcase how the adoption of Lean thinking has enabled them to implement their unique visual time-phased kanban planning system. They will demonstrate the operational, performance and financial impacts this has achieved.
Continuous Improvement & Engagement
MEAP will showcase how throughout all aspects of the enterprise, including manufacturing and office functions, they continue to improve their effectiveness through the application of lean techniques. They will demonstrate visualised performance tracking, office based standard work, risk management, lean stores implementation all through the engagement of their associates.