DEARBORN - Barry Marr, Gerald Potter and James Gibbs are team leaders at Dearborn Truck Plant who know the value of Go Further. The team dealt with a tire secure gun that failedand multiple open tire jobs that resulted in the tires being scanned manually rather than by the computer impacting Gibbs’ whole line. The same day those three leaders stepped up once again to secure front bumpers that were coming to the line from a faulty mechanism which needed repair. With Gibbs directing his coworkers, the problem was contained the line kept on moving.
“These three gentlemen showed the One Ford team effort in doing their best to keep the line running – without complaining or compromising the safety or quality of our units,” said Brian Watkins, Chassis MPS.
Watkins along with Production Supervisor LaDawn Clemons, Production Supervisor Michael Lorenz Jr. and Chassis Superintendent Joseph Closurdo, also were on site , to help move man power, check the Quality Leadership System (QLS) and monitor the first time through (FTT) to ensure the tire units did not diminish quality on the line.
This issue had the the potential seriously impact quality if the trucks did not have the correct tires or were not secured properly. But thanks to the effort put forth by all the DTP employees involved, the incident was contained and the units came off the line with no problems.
This is not the first time that these team leaders have stepped up to help others.
Marr is always willing to help whomever he can and do whatever is asked of him. It can be as simple as hearing a call over the radio that an employee needs assistance and he shows up to see if he can support.
Potter and Gibbs are also willing to Go Further on the job to keep the line moving and add extra support when needed.
These team leaders stepped up during a crucial point and showed tremendous leadership and team spirit.