Allegion Americas, a leading security products and solutions provider, accepted a Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Award for “Operational Excellence Leadership” at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit
Now in its 14th year, the ML Awards program honors organizations and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Allegion’s Tijuana Plant was named a winner for a recent project designed to produce increased quality and efficiency, including benchmarks like yield improvement, equipment uptime, scrap reduction, capacity increase and environmental impact improvement.
From 2016 to 2017, Allegion’s Tijuana Plant leadership trained nearly 200 employees on “lean” manufacturing principles and an additional 50 on problem-solving methodologies. The organization also completed 34 “kaizen” projects focused on quality.
“Ultimately, these efforts led to cost, quality and output improvement that positioned our plant for superior performance as a part of the Allegion value stream,” said Luis Eduardo Martinez, Allegion’s vice president of operations in Latin America. “Our approach to operational excellence has been deemed ‘the Allegion Way’ and, the success we continue to see is enabled by our engaged employees who are committed to better serving our customers.”
Allegion’s Tijuana Plant opened in 2009 and specializes in zinc plating components for residential and commercial door locks. Since that time, the facility has achieved clean industry certification, as well as a number of safety recognitions. Leadership and employees there are active in the community, annually supporting Habitat for Humanity Mexico as well as local orphanages.
“The companies, projects and individual leaders being honored with 2018 ML Awards are redefining excellence by embracing the technology-driven transformation that we call Manufacturing 4.0,” said Global Vice President, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of the Manufacturing Leadership Council David R. Brousell. “Their inspiring achievements are allowing their companies to anticipate and thrive through the dramatic changes now rippling through the global manufacturing marketplace.”
For more information on the 2018 ML Awards, visit https://www.manufacturingleadershipcouncil.com/.
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Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in safety and security, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion produces a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion is a $2.4 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit www.allegion.com.
About the Manufacturing Leadership Council
The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to enable manufacturing executives to achieve transformational growth for themselves, their companies, and the industry at large through enlightened leadership. In support of this, the Council focuses on the intersection of advanced technologies and the business, identifying growth and improvement opportunities in the operation, organization and leadership of manufacturing enterprises along their journey to Manufacturing 4.0. The Council delivers thought leadership, networking, and services around a member-defined set of Critical Issues that are shaping the future of manufacturing, including an invitation-only executive organization of nearly 1,000 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal