Hodaka strives to improve product quality, apply various management techniques, and create a sound corporate environment. This includes inventory management, equipment and die optimization, automation, and supplier partnerships. We have accumulated many cases of improvement, such as increased production efficiencies after equipment and die improvements, reduced unnecessary wastage, and maximized corporate profits through minimized production costs. We are people-oriented and fully respect our staff members, emphasize training and promote collaboration, and encourage innovation to lead to extraordinary and unparalleled perspectives, in order to continue propel the company to excellence.
Since 2016, Hodaka introduced quality control circle (QCC) activities and has since established 13 QCCs. In the QCC activities, technical personnel and managers brainstorm and communicate to stimulate creative ideas, in order to successfully carry out improvement activities.
We firmly believe that improving the quality of human resources is the key to increasing a corporation's added value. The activities delve into a number of aspects, including quality, cost, efficiency, deadlines, safety, and management, in order to establish consensus. The QCC activities have created benefits in excess of NT$1,200,000 for Hodaka, and we will endeavor to continue to beat this record.
Hodaka is promoting one point lessons (OPL) in equipment improvement activities. Through OPL, Hodaka is expediting staff training and instructions on the production line by eliminating the conventional "apprenticeship" system. In OPL, every case of improvement is documented in a standard format, which can be accessed and updated on a later date.
OPL is applied to the management of debugging procedures, safety education, maintenance and repair, and equipment point inspection. To date, we have accumulated 788 OPL cases and reduced equipment downtime by 45%. We have also increased the efficiency of maintenance point inspections by 89%.