We would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to our Springboro, Ohio client, PDI Communication Systems. PDI’s 2010 improvement effort was recognized in the most recent edition of the Dayton Business Journal for its continuing improvement results, including a 20% increase in revenue. The company also recovered enough floor space through lean and 5S initiatives that president Lou Vilardo was able to increase local production without a costly plant expansion.
Those of you who joined us on our PDI plant tour in March saw the results first hand. The workers are engaged in a culture of employee led continuous improvement. Not only has productivity and profit increased but so has worker satisfaction.
In the article, “PDI increases local manufacturing” reporter Joe Cogliano called attention to the role Definity Partners played in guiding the company’s lean initiative. Definity Partners project managers were in the plant on a daily basis working side by side with managers, supervisors and line workers teaching lean tools and modeling employee engagement and leadership practices. Click here to enjoy the article.