By: Larry Crisp, Senior Manager of OIP and Corporate Equipment
The RGI 6S Recognition Program recognizes and rewards those operations that have implemented changes over the past year that resulted in increased productivity and efficiency as well as reducing turnover and overtime.
Winners of the 6S Recognition for FY23 are:
GREENBRIER QUARRY GREATER 600K TON
CENTERTON QUARRY LESS 600K TON
TANNER ASPHALT PLANT
OLDHAM COUNTY STONE GREATER 600K TON
SHELBYVILLE QUARRY LESS 600K TON
GREER ASPHALT PLANT
NEAL CONSTRUCTION SHOP
WEST HUNTSVILLE QUARRY GREATER 600K TON
HILLSBORO QUARRY LESS 600K TON
GAFFNEY ASPHALT PLANT
CENTRAL ARKANSAS CONSTRUCTION
More about the 6S Recognition Program:
Larry Crisp leads the program with Nichole Jenkins assisting in compiling the applications, getting shirts, plaques, etc. Nick Pearman and Eric Steidl are resources for the field to work with concerning the application submittal thru the year.
There are four competing application categories including Aggregate <600k, Aggregate >600K, Asphalt, and Construction.
Submissions showcased the improvements to their operation’s productivity, efficiency, profitability, and safety.
Each application was judged by a panel of representatives from the Safety Department, Environmental, & OSS.
- Larry Crisp
- Nichole Jenkins
- Dan Goethel
- Nick Pearman
- Eric Steidl
- Erik Knowles
- Ross Harwell
- Johnny Farley
- Troy Morrison
Winners will receive monetary incentive, special plaque, and 6S banner to display at their operation.
SORT: Identify unnecessary items and eliminate clutter, removing unsafe or obsolete items.
STRAIGHTEN: Eliminate wasted man hours by arranging tools and supplies to support how employees use them.
SHINE: Clean workstations, floors, worktables, tools, cat walks, and surge tunnels. When everything is clean it is easier to spot issues that might go unnoticed otherwise.
STANDARDIZE: Create and document standards for work and communication processes.
SUSTAIN: Continue to implement process standards to keep your team on course to improve productivity, efficiencies, and safety.
SAFETY: Make sure safety is accounted for throughout the improvement process.