18 February,2014 SANY Group
As an ideal and enthusiastic company looking to succeed in today’s world, Sany finds itself able and willing to contribute its efforts as a first-class, respected and wealth-creating world-class company to our society through innovation and hard work. In addition, Sany believes that there is even more to give in today’s world that could improve our industry or even our society, whether it’s an improved method of doing things or a great idea.
Build a new production system for “Quality”
At its founding, Sany defined its mission as “Quality changes the world”. In 2008, Mr. Liang Wengen emphatically reminded all that Sany employees should continue to do only one thing – to remember that “Quality changes the world”. As a result, the pursuit for quality has become a major part of all facets of Sany business operations.
Like many other construction machinery companies, Sany typically manufactures products in small quantities to meet very specific customer needs. It has found that many customers have unique machine requirements, a variety of equipment types, require only small machines and have complex equipment specifications. Products that require hi-tech solutions are developed by the most highly qualified R&D personnel and skilled workers.
However, because of traditional methods still used by many in the Chinese manufacturing industry, much improvement remains to be achieved. Problem areas include indifference to manufacturing practices, mismatched or even incorrect production organization methods, outdated technological equipment, disorderly production management and little standardized operation. It is, therefore, extremely important to change these situations.
Furthermore, a new production system is required to permanently address at least three systematic problems in the traditional production and management:
• Excessive waste
• Disorderly processes
• Unreasonable resource allocations
As an ideal and enthusiastic company looking to succeed in today’s world, Sany finds itself able and willing to contribute its efforts as a first-class, respected and wealth-creating world-class company to our society through innovation and hard work. But besides these efforts, Sany also believes it is obligated to contribute more and more great ideas for the betterment of all industry and society as a whole.
Using the financial crisis of 2008 as an opportunity, Sany formally started research of a new production system. It specifically established a Lean Quality Headquarters, began its Sany Lean Manufacturing Program and defined the idea of reform - “two leans”, that is:
•Lean reform in product quality by improving the technological equipment level and changing “specialized processing” into “process-based manufacturing”
•Lean reform in product appearance quality
Based on an exhaustive and complete summary, the logic of the new production system was finally defined – namely that a superior team builds a superior manufacturing site and produces superior products. The final result is simple but rigorous and clear – the Sany Production System (SPS).
The discovery and implementation of the SPS is not only a reform of the previous Sany production system, but also a reform of the Sany management method. While its implementation is expected to take some time, early feedback from the market and customers is already encouraging. For example, the result of the 2011 Construction Machinery Industry User Satisfaction Evaluation indicated that the three-core competitiveness of Sany – R&D, manufacture and service – had been integrated gradually; the award, granted directly by users, also indicated the excellent performance of Sany quality throughout the entire construction machinery industry.
Ford and Toyota are two great companies well-known to all of us. It was their own self-discovered flow-line production systems and LEAN production systems that made America and Japan the world’s top countries for the manufacturing industry. Sany believes that the “Sany Production System” will also and must assuredly equip the Chinese manufacturing industry with the best engine that can be manufactured.