Production efficiency software key to continuous improvement

Originally founded in 1883, PPG Industries has been a market-leading manufacturing company for more than a century. Its forward-thinking and innovative approach has been key to its success around the world.

"We wanted a measure that engaged operators to drive productivity in real time – something that told the operators if they had added value to the business and customer each day."
Lee Riley
(Lean Manager - EMEA)

As an organization with a stated corporate objective to increase employee output by at least 5% per year, a focus on quality and continuous improvement is of huge importance. PPG Architectural UK chose a Gemba GAIN4 Efficiency solution to provide them with robust productivity metrics that would underpin their CI (Continuous Improvement) program and highlight opportunities for improvement.

"We wanted a measure that engaged operators to drive productivity in real time – something that told the operators if they had added value to the business and customer each day", explained Lee Riley, PPG EMEA's Lean Manager. "We also wanted a diagnostic tool that would highlight non-value add activity, to give us a focus for our CI projects."