Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is a global, $1 billion company with more than 10,000 employees in more than 40 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company serves global customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Littelfuse Dongguan Co, Ltd. is one of five Littelfuse factories located in China and manufactures products for the company’s electronics business unit.
The AME assessment team highlighted Littelfuse’s strong commitment to operational excellence both at the corporate and plant level. All levels of the plant display a good understanding of, and involvement with lean. The assessors praised the facility’s supplier development and engagement processes, with an ongoing goal of using local suppliers while reducing the overall number of suppliers. The team also commended Littelfuse’s SGA sharing meeting where employees describe the improvements they made and the impact to safety, quality, cost and productivity. The presentations demonstrated that some problem-solving tools are understood all the way to the shop floor level.