CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.  
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Continuous improvement for 10 years and counting

Highlights

CenterLine has four core CI elements, including 5S, machine efficiency, employee suggestions and value stream mapping. The program has resulted in year over year savings calculated in the millions and has helped reduce lead times and improve customer value. Tour one of four facilities on the Windsor campus and see how these elements are deployed.

Overview

Learn how CenterLine's continuous improvement (CI) program started in 2010 and how the company has successfully built upon and maintained it over the years. Learn how the company uses huddle boards to solve problems and improve value streams. See its “blue card” employee suggestion program. Experience its layered process audit system designed specially around CI sustainment and improvement. You'll learn why CenterLine chose these elements, review some of the problems it has encountered along the way and hear some of its success stories. You'll meet employees who are leading and participating in the various elements of the CI program, hear their feedback and ask questions directly.

Company

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. is a Canadian based, privately held corporation that specializes in advanced automation processes and joining technologies that satisfy resistance welding, metal forming and cold spray applications. We are vertically integrated with product offerings ranging from welding consumables to fully automated production systems. Its customers include OEMs and tier suppliers in the automotive, mass transit, aerospace and defense industries. CenterLine also has manufacturing and/or service support facilities in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Romania, India and China to support our customers' international operations.

With nearly 1000 employees worldwide, the company continues to deliver state-of-the-art technologies and processes many of which are patented, that assist its customers in maintaining their competitive advantage. CenterLine was recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed (Platinum Member) by Deloitte. It was also awarded the 2016 Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Large Company of the Year award. To learn more, visit cntrline.com.