World Police and Fire Games 2023 gets a lift!July 24, 2023
The wheel just keeps on turning
This past year here in at the Winnipeg branch has been a busy one. With tons of forklifts needing repair and being sold the only times we aren't busy is on holidays. Among our other big projects such as offering a full battery and charger service and wining the Toyota President's Award we were also working away at our recertification for the Toyota ASEC Program!
Continuing our dedication and support of the program that began in 2005, our involvement in the ASEC program (After sales Service Evaluation and Certification) means that every three years we welcome Toyota into the building for a close look behind the curtain of our operations. Everything from pylon location and use to internal financial reporting gets looked at, with a big focus on safety and elimination of wasted efforts. "Muda" in Japanese means "futility, uselessness or wastefulness" and as part of the 5S focus in ASEC means that along with the concept of "kaizen" ("continuous improvement") means that we're always looking at things with an eye toward "How can we improve this?"
A little in the dark
No ASEC journey is without its hiccups, and this time around it was the power grid! The day our evaluator from Toyota was down to have a look at things and take a pile of photos he'd scarcely been in the building a few minutes before Whumpf! the power went out! Thankfully because of the work we'd already done most of the pictures he needed taken were just clarifying shots so a flashlight was enough to keep him working while the rest of our team found things that were safe to do in the dark (hint: there was a lot of sweeping).
Once he'd left and gone through what had already been submitted there were only a couple of shots we needed to send him better versions of due to lighting, so our hard work in the beginning paid off at the end.
Watch this space!
We'll be putting up another post when we get our shiny new trophy and banner, but for now our next project will be to recertify our Regina branch as they come due near Q4 of 2025. We know they've been working hard to sustain their part of the ASEC program so it will mostly be getting new pictures and double checking how the evolutions in the program have changed things.
We're all looking forward to the challenge and continuing our kaizen journey. We hope you'll join us in discovering how our ASEC experience can help improve your business.