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Creating Dynamic Teams to Achieve Energy Conservation on the Manufacturing Floor

Abstract

We would like to take you on a behind the scenes tour of how we blend energy awareness efforts, support/operator partnerships and creative problem solving to develop dynamic teams focused on achieving a holistic approach to energy
conservation.   Each element is key to the successful realization of our
conservation goals.  We learned that before moving forward we needed to build awareness regarding the goals and methodologies for a successful program.
Once we had built that foundation, we needed to develop trust relationships between our support personnel and operator teammates.  Finally, we then brought these two together to creatively tackle the challenges and opportunities of optimizing our energy conservation performance.

In this interactive presentation, we will provide vivid examples to assist other manufacturing organizations develop similar approaches to creating teams and effective problem solving methodologies.  Our ultimate goal is to help create a conservation culture that learns from each of its mistakes and celebrates each of its successes.

Presented By

Jeffrey Stolz
Operational Excellence Manager
Raytheon Company

Jeff Stolz has worked for Raytheon for 31 years, and is currently the operational excellence lead for the Circuit Card Assembly department.
As part of the operations team, he participates in complex and exciting manufacturing projects focusing on lean manufacturing techniques along with Energy Conservation, Mission Assurance, Safety, Ergonomics and Security.
These projects are components of systems supporting homeland and missile defense strategies. Raytheon is heavily aligned with the Six Sigma principles and Jeff plays a key role in teaching the Six Sigma mindset. Jeff has also been instrumental in developing a dynamic Co-op program working with students from a variety of colleges.


Jeff has served on the core teams at Raytheon’s Andover facility that have received the Shingo Silver Medallion Award (2008), AME Enterprise Excellence Award (2009), Industry Week Best Plant Award (2011) and Association of Energy Engineers New England Chapter- Best Employee Driven Program Award (2011).


Jeff often presents at conferences on such subjects as enhancing employee engagement, improved compliance methodologies and interactive training.  He has presented at the 2018 GLOBALCON Conference, twice at the National Grid Energy Efficiency Summit, three times at the National VPPPA Conference, three times at the VPPPA Region 1 Conference and multiple times at Ground-based Midcourse Defense Conferences.