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Moog Aircraft Discuss “Business Improvement” with The Platinum Group

IMG 0225Moog Aircraft Inc. Group were the latest member of The Platinum Group, part of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, to host a “Sharing Best Practice - Director Day” at their premises in Wolverhampton. Pete Broadhead the Site Director at Moog and his team discussed “Visual Management & Business Improvement”.

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, industrial machinery, wind energy, marine applications, and medical equipment. Moog Wolverhampton designs, manufactures and qualifies flight control solutions for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft in commercial and military programmes. The team at Moog Inc. explained how Visual Management is a fundamental element of process control, which helps sustain continuous improvement.  

Members of The Platinum Group participate in best practice sharing so they can develop their business and grow. Black Country Chamber of Commerce aims to double the size of the Black Country economy in the next ten years and The Platinum Group are an excellent example of how this is to be achieved. The Black Country is the Industrial Heartland of the UK with many high quality and niche businesses that are working together to develop further to be market leaders.

Business improvement is key for success because if businesses stand still, they will lose their competitive edge, therefore improvements must be made continuously to keep pace and strengthen the business. Robin Fry the Director of HR from Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, a member of The Group, explained how the business improvement examples have inspired him:

“I was impressed with the way behaviours arising from Lean Principles have been married with the Moog Values. I was even more impressed with the extensive use of Visual displays to convey that operational performance is the responsibility of all, not just management. Clear successes, displayed to give recognition to participants, are set to encourage long term, discretionary effort by all employees, in solving business problems and achieving targets."

Black Country Chamber of Commerce is working with members of The Platinum Group to offer an extensive programme of best practice and business support activities. Designed for senior directors, managers and team leaders, the informative meetings are designed to help share best practice and develop valuable skills which will make a difference across a broad spectrum of business operations. To join the Black Country Chamber of Commerce please contact Gail Arnold on 07810 377 819.

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