will e wrote:Shagoneer wrote:I didn’t know I could physically be this tired. They’ve had me working on the assembly line the last couple weeks so I can get an idea of what the company does, and see where improvements could be made in the process.
One of the rules at Toyota is you are not allowed to suggest improvements to a process until you have mastered the standard way of performing the task (standard work).
The assembly line experience will be good for ya.
Working the line was good for me in some ways, I did learn. Lot about our products and have since changed a few of them to make the assembly line run smoother. BUT during the time I worked the assembly line I was working under the production manager, and he was temporarily my supervisor. Now my only supervisors are the company owners, but the production manager thinks because he was in charge of me for 2 weeks he is now in charge of me permanently and he tried to make me work the line when people have called in sick, even though I’ve been in conference calls, or fixing equipment, or doing something specifically assigned to me by the owner.