“Our team is learning to work together and the results speak for themselves. RLG has really helped to make it happen.”

Front Line Mechanic
Project Info

This airplane manufacturer has a process called shimming. The “Formula One” Shimming Team is a prime example of what can be accomplished when everyone pulls together to make a difference. Comprised of assemblers, leads and support functions, with full management support, this group, using RLG’s TMP process, redesigned the shimming process to reduce it 82%.

Project Highlights

  • The existing shimming process was time consuming and resulted in many quality rework hours
  • Subsequent TMP sessions drove immediate improvement in the shimming process and fully engaged all aspects of the assembly organization
  • The very first airplane following the TMP resulted in a substantial improvement
  • After Action Review process was established after each aircraft to drive further improvements