KSB Eyas Spreading the Wings in the Blue Sky
Started in March 2017, "KSB Eyas Program" aims to train more front-line managements who know how to achieve lean production, how to manage，and how to adapt to future requirements. From three aspects, i.e., heart, brain and hand, it will make a good change in mindset, thinking mode and managerial expertise of the front-line production workers and managements, so as to adapt to the fast development and evolution of KSB.
During March 14 - March 16，the students studied the first-stage course -- role cognition and responsibility，thus, they understood the principle of "Do small things to cultivate able people, and cultivate able people to do great things", and also realized the three major abilities for which the front-line managers should improve: influence, control and affinity.
During May 18 - May 20，we ushered in the second-stage training course -- lean tools and work guidance. The course of lean tools was offered by the excellent internal trainers of KSB, Lin Cong and Gu Jun; the course of work guidance was offered by the senior advisor from Best Way.
《精益工具》 培训打破了传统的教学方式，选用学员高参与度的体验式学习方法。让学员在培训中更好的了解KSB TPM体系、SMED快速换模的工具要点以及标准工作的概念。
The training of "Lean Tools" broke the traditional form of teaching, and chose the experiential learning method characterized by high participation of the students, so that the students would better understand the KSB TPM system, key points of SMED tools and the concept of standardized work.
Illustration: Simulation game of the flow production
In the course "Work Guidance", Teacher Gao Zhiming from Best Way had a heated discussion with the students about the definition, responsibility and five prerequisites for the front-line managers, and classified the problems that might arise in production field. In the subsequent practice, Teacher Lu Ronghua used real cases to guide the students in assembly of pump, valves and other products, so that they could find out the major steps, key points and reasons in operation through self-questioning, to ensure a successful, safe and easy operation.
In the third-day training course, Teacher Gao also talked about the other three preparations for operation guidance to the workers：①developing the training schedule, ② preparation of the things needed, ③clearing up the workplace. The students were divided into three groups, and under the teachers' guidance, they proceeded the four-stage simulation exercise according to their pre-prepared cases to train their abilities in work guidance.
In the learning course with rich contents, KSB Eyas program students experienced how to help first-line managements form a standard of work instruction through scientific methods, so as to ensure the standard operation of the workforce by use of this standardized work instructions.
The three-day training was over, but they will never stop learning. In the future work, the managements of the production sector and the internal advisors of the lean management department will continue to guide the Eyas Program students to improve their abilities through the program. In future, they will become the sparks of KSB!