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CoreCentric Solutions Inc.
Glendale Heights, Illinois - Customized product and part lifecycle management and remanufacturing solutions for retailers and appliance manufacturers.
“ IMEC brings a lot of knowledge to the table from their experience with other companies. I would encourage any heavy labor-based manufacturer to take a look at TWI because it will help you reduce costs and keep jobs here in the U.S. IMEC is a great, cost-effective resource to get it done.”
- Badal Wadia, CEO
Managing returns and remanufacturing of products is a highly labor-intensive business. Unlike manufacturing operations, which often rely on automated machines and processes to boost efficiency, CoreCentric must depend on its people to work as productively as possible. After participating in IMEC’s Lean Manufacturing Overview and Simulation training, company leaders decided to explore if Training Within Industry (TWI) could help get them even more out of their human resources.
TWI, which got its start as a way to boost U.S. industrial production during World War II, creates work environments where jobs are performed the same way by all team members and problem-solving occurs at the operator level. With IMEC’s help, CoreCentric implemented two of TWI’s standardized modules: Job Instruction, which helped leaders train employees to do their jobs correctly, safely and conscientiously, and Job Relations, which helped supervisors develop and maintain positive employee relations, preventing problems from happening and effectively resolving any conflicts that do arise. CoreCentric is now using TWI for all on-the-job training in its facilities.