LIMA, Ohio -- FPS Team Leader Training began at Lima Engine Plant Sept. 9 with employees from D-35 Assembly. LEP Plant Manager Mike Felix kicked off the training, along with UAW 1219 Chairman Scott Hinkle, with a general introduction and overview of the FPS system and upcoming training modules.
Felix and Hinkle welcomed the group and gave a brief overview of the first module's content. Both men stressed to the group the importance of FPS training and the drive to become standardized across the globe.
The course is designed for production team leaders and process coaches in Ford Motor Company Assembly, Powertrain and Stamping plants globally. The course was modeled after the team leader training program at the Dearborn Truck Plant, which has a proven track record of deliveyr over the last five years, and is seen as a "best practice."
Training materials are designed to be anchored around SQDCPME (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, People, Maintenance and Environment). The topics are covered in various modules, designed to meet the minimum standard of delivery at each plant.
Locally, team leaders will begin the training in four-hour increments the week of September 9. Any plant administering the training can expand the amount of time utilized to deliver any of the modules. This will allow for a higher level of competency in that area, based on LEP's specific needs.
The first group to be trained will be the D-35 Assembly area. For more information on when you will be receiving training, see your supervisor or call Lori Rankin, Training and Development Leader, at Ext. 7065.