Craig Archer Johnson

Process Engineering

One of the very few high quantity jobs at a previous employer was a plastic rotational molded backpack. The existing assembly cell was small, crowded, messy, and altogether uncomfortable. Above all that, it was not producing parts efficiently or capably. It became my responsibility to remedy all of that.

I started with creating a current state value stream. I quickly realized there was a lot of wasted time and effort. There were a couple obvious bottlenecks, but the process was fairly irregular; at any given time the whole line would shut down because someone would need to leave the work cell looking for parts or supplies. This would sometimes cause work stoppages of up to 20 minutes!

With a variety of lean manufacturing and six sigma techniques I was able to quickly re-organize all of this into a flexible, efficient, organized, and productive work cell that is capable of exceeding daily throughput goals if necessary.

The new work cell highlights use of strategic kanban throughout the cell. The operators are organized with clear roles and responsibilities, which are documented using visual work instructions. An open U-shape allows for easy mobility. Integration with the materials group allows for continuous replenishment of supplies, ensuring that operators can focus on the task at hand rather than on searching for the tools required to perform their duties.

Sunset, Utah 84015
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(801) 928-9191

 

 

Professional Certifications

  • Instructional Designer (Association for Talent Development)
  • Lean Six Sigma (University of Utah)
  • Certified Manufacturing Technologist (Society of Manufacturing Engineers)
  • AS9100:2009 Internal Auditor
  • Exemplar Global ISO 9001:2015 Certified Lead Auditor

 

Summary of Experience

  • Learning and Development – 6 years 
  • Management & Project Leadership – 8 years
  • Lean/Six Sigma – 10 years
  • Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality Systems – 20 years

 

Summary of Education

  • Weber State University
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    • Plastics and Composites Emphasis
    • 3.42 GPA

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.