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July 19 , 2017  

ASIMCO Camshaft and ASIMCO Shuanghuan Recognized by the 1st BFCEC Lean Forum "Excellent Project Award"

The first "Lean Forum" was organized by Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. (BFCEC) in Jiangzuo, Henan Province on July 19-21, 2017. ASIMCO Camshaft's GM Chen Aiguo and ASIMCO Shuanghuan's Deputy GM Li Kaishun attended this forum together with their teams. More than 20 good suppliers including ASIMCO Camshaft, ASIMCO Shuanghuan, Toyota and Bosch were invited to attend this event and to release the completed or ongoing excellent cases of lean improvement on the forum. BFCEC paid much attention to this forum. The company's Executive DGM Dai Songgao, Purchasing Director and Production Director were involved in the whole event and made personal comments on each released project for the sake of developing one lean supply chain. Since suppliers are the valuable assets in the company's long-term operation and the company's external partners, two parties share information, risks and interests.

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ASIMCO Camshaft's GM Chen Aiguo released at this forum "the efficiency improvement project of ISG camshaft machining production line". With the definite plan and visible results, this project has reaped approval from everyone present and finally the "Excellent Project Award". ISG production line is designed to manufacture camshafts for BFCEC's ISG engine series. The pre-improvement annual output totaled 60,000 camshafts, and the post-improvement annual output totaled 90,000 camshafts through the improvements in procedure, process, quality and automation. Some lean production tools and methods like value flow analysis, procedure balance analysis, human-machine analysis, beat analysis, and six sigma are used in the improvement process.

ASIMCO Shuanghuan's DGM Li Kaishun introduced VSM and detailed the lean improvement project of "improving the production efficiency of Cummins's piston products" from seven perspectives including project initiation and value flow analysis. The success of this project has effectively shortened the production cycle of Cummins's A product series and increase the per-capita production efficiency.

As ASIMCO Camshaft's GM Chen Aiguo said, "quality is an essential factor for the corporate survival and efficiency is the condition for the corporate production. It's the guiding principle for the corporate operation. The lean improvement will also be the company's eternal concern. The constant improvement will surely sharpen the company's competitive edge so that the company can share interests with users to create a constant flow of values for users."



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