MOBIS invites its partners to Share “Production and Quality Best-Practice”
Hyundai MOBIS 2012/09/21프린트
Hyundai MOBIS 2012/09/21프린트
- 146 outstanding partners invited to MOBIS’s global network of production plants, sharing production expertise and examples of best-practice
- Despite the automobile industry being, by its nature, sensitive to issues of security, MOBIS has launched this initiative through affirming that " partners are not outsiders, but part of the family”
- Expansions in advanced production and quality systems expected, within Korea, at the Asan, Jincheon and Poseung Plants, and, internationally, at the Beijing Plant in China and at those of Partners
On September 16, MOBIS (www.mobis.co.kr) announced that the company is launching a 2-week program in which 146 outstanding partners are invited to visit its main worldwide production plants, thereby opening up the whole process from plant management to process improvement and quality assurance system, sharing cases of best-practice.
Due to the automobile industry being, by its nature, extremely sensitive to issues of security, it’s extremely rare for an event like this to take place, in which plants are opened to the public. Standard practice is for only certain parts of particular production sites to be opened up to specific groups of outsiders, such as to overseas buyers who visit for a specific purpose: for example, to order parts. MOBIS, too, frequently invites partners and conducts such tours through its plants, yet this is the first time that the company has opened up its production line to the public. The aim of this initiative is to expand its advanced production and quality management system to partners effectively.
“The purpose is really to provide practical help to our partners in terms of production management by sharing existing best practice with them and thereby improve overall quality, particularly by securing fundamental quality of products from our partners”, said Hyeon Hyongju, Executive Director.
To this end, MOBIS has, within Korea, opened up to its partners its Asan Plant (modules), Jincheon Plant (electric parts), and Poseung Plant (key components) and, internationally, its Beijing Plant (modules).
Considering the nature of the products produced by each partner, those engaged in electrical parts (50 partners) will visit Jincheon Plant, those engaged in general manufacturing fields, such as pressing, sealing, molding and heat treatment, (a total of 81 partners) will visit the Asan and Poseung Plants, while those that have extended their business into China (15 partners) will visit the Beijing Plant. The first group (99 partners) and second group (47 partners) are particularly well represented on this tour.
In order to improve the efficiency of this program, MOBIS divided partners into 8 groups and limited one group to 18 partners. A total of 292 members, two members from each partner, will participate in this program. From the majority of partners, the CEO and the director responsible for quality will take part in this program, a reflection of the enthusiastic response this initiative’s received from partners.
"We have really taken on board the centrality of quality management to our operations, as shown in the advanced quality system we’ve established over the whole production process. Indeed, there were some cases of process improvement that we can immediately apply to our production process“, said Ju Seongyong, CEO of Daeryuen, one of the partners participating in this program.
Separately, MOBIS had time to invite 20 members from 6 partners related to automobile lamp production to Gangso Lamp Plant in China, where it was able to introduce cases of best-practice in terms of process and quality management. Many took the opportunity to participate in this program, from the CEO to factory-floor workers.
Meanwhile, since 2010 MOBIS has been promoting its win-win program, named “7 beautiful promises,” which range from financial support to partners, R&D cooperation strengthening, expansion of the training program, awards to outstanding partners, communication program strengthening, to ethics enforcement and benefit sharing.