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STEMCO LP

all of stemco's employees are
provided with extensive and
ongoing training as soon as
they join the company.

while also incorporating a focus on
the personal growth and satisfaction
of employees.
All colleagues are provided extensive training which begins as
soon as they join the company and
continues throughout their career.
On-boarding begins with details on
the company's dual bottom line philosophy where they learn that their
personal growth is equal in importance to the financial performance
of the business. Colleagues are provided tools and examples of ways
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"stemco places a high
priority on manufacturing excellence and
the rigorous execution of lean principles. stemco has been
applying lean for
more than 20 years."
- Carlos Masters
to further their development. The
training continues with a focus on
the number one priority at STEMCO, which is safety.
STEMCO believes every accident
can be prevented and the training
provided emphasizes the important
role each employee plays in avoiding accidents. Every year, the first
working day in January is spent on
safety awareness to provide focus
and dedication for the coming year.
Knowledge sharing occurs within
community building sessions in order

to round out employee's development
and learning. These exercises allow
teams to build trust in each other in
order to realize their full potential.
Training continues with EMLS, manufacturing philosophies and industry
best practices. Colleagues learn about
5S, value stream mapping, set-up reduction, total productive maintenance and
many other manufacturing principles.
Colleagues focus on metrics related
to safety, people, quality, delivery and
cost (SPQDC) to continually improve
the value stream. Metrics are displayed
on visual boards positioned in each
manufacturing cell clearly showing the
trends of each category. Teams meet
daily and discuss events in their manufacturing cell as other updates within
the business. Using a "plan, do, check,
act" approach, teams analyze opportunities and use data to determine root
cause and apply corrective actions.
Removing obstacles and promoting excellence (ROPE) walks are performed daily by the leadership teams


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