Laird Technologies Inc., a St. Louis, Mo., USA-based supplier of antennas for mobile devices, has won the 2010 Great Wall Award for Lean Manufacturing Excellence in China. Laird’s manufacturing facility in Beijing, China, was recognized by the China-based Great Wall Award (GWA) Committee for having the best implementation of Lean manufacturing throughout China.
GWA cited Laird’s commitment to training and leadership as the key to Laird’s success in applying Lean techniques. Lean improvements at the Beijing facility include standardized production and warehouse management, a measurement system that corresponds with the company’s goals and targets, and strict quality control.
The Great Wall Award 2010 Awarding Ceremony & Annual Forum is the largest gathering of Lean manufacturing management professionals in China, and is considered one of the best opportunities for sharing and networking with Lean implementation enterprises in the country.