At McIver Engineering & Controls, we firmly believe that continuous improvement is vital for growth.

This is reflected in our culture, which celebrates even the smallest improvements and encourages employees from all departments to explore ways to enhance our business operations. Our core values foster an environment where employees understand the impact of their roles on other departments. By viewing actions from this perspective, our team works together to identify the best ways to improve a process for everyone.

What is Continuous Improvement?

Continuous improvement is a process of enhancing workflows, services, or products. It involves making incremental improvements over time or breakthrough improvements all at once. Also known as continual improvement (ISO 9001:2000 updated from the use of continuous to continual in the 1990s), continuous improvement principles and lean tools encourage employees to take ownership of their roles and work as a team to improve processes. This mindset increases motivation and morale as employees feel heard and valued. When employees suggest improvements and are heard, they tend to stay longer at companies, which increases tribal knowledge, streamlines processes, and improves the quality of goods and services delivered to customers.

At McIver Engineering & Controls Solutions, we encourage our team to take shared responsibility and collaborate to offer suggestions for improvement. Our team uses various lean tools like PDCA (plan, do, check, act) and 5S principles to streamline processes, remove redundancies, create templates, and develop standard work instructions. By empowering our entire staff to drive positive change, we ensure sustainability in our improvements. This approach helps us reduce waste, improve quality, and increase throughput.

Continuous Improvement with Industrial Control Panels & Automation

If you want to enhance your manufacturing processes using lean principles, we can help you achieve a breakthrough improvement with our automated solutions and new industrial control panels.

These solutions can provide immediate and tremendous positive impacts on your efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility. From simple panels to fully integrated automation solutions with robotics, we offer a range of options that can be tailored to your specific needs. While these improvements may require significant capital investments, the return on investment is clearly defined.

If you want to learn more about how McIver Engineering & Controls can help you achieve your manufacturing goals.