Johnson Controls recognized for manufacturing excellence

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Johnson Controls has been recognized for manufacturing excellence by various leading external manufacturing organizations, including IndustryWeek and Frost & Sullivan.

IndustryWeek Best Plant Award
The Johnson Controls plant in Reynosa, Mexico, was selected by IndustryWeek as one of the seven Best Plants in North America out of 150 nominations.

"Real manufacturing excellence isn't a result of inspirational corporate slogans or enterprise-wide improvement efforts. It comes down to individual plants and factories, down to individual teams and leaders who make the conscious decision to fight for quality, efficiency, and safety in everything they do," said Travis Hessman, IndustryWeek editor in chief. "The commitment, determination, and innovation demonstrated by these teams can serve as a model to help shape improvements across the manufacturing industry."

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Awards
Johnson Controls will receive recognition as the winner in three categories at the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Awards.

“The companies, projects, and individual leaders being honored with 2018 ML Awards are redefining excellence by embracing the technology-driven transformation that we call Manufacturing 4.0,” said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director and co-founder of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. “Their inspiring achievements are allowing their companies to anticipate and thrive through the dramatic changes now rippling through the global manufacturing marketplace.”

  • Manufacturing Excellence Tyco Integration & Johnson Controls Manufacturing System (JCMS) Deployment Preparation Team – After completing the merger with Tyco, the newly combined manufacturing team began executing the strategy to deploy the value of the JCMS with Tyco plants in FY17. The team also won a Johnson Controls Chairman’s Award in 2017.
  • Enterprise IT Tools Supporting JCMS – This project created a network of 130+ plants, all driving to a maturity model Level 3+; Manufacturing Excellence. At Level 3 and beyond, these plants achieved Manufacturing Excellence with outstanding performance in Safety, Engagement, Quality, Productivity and Delivery.
  • AGM Capacity Expansion – This project involves Start-Stop batteries, an advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery that automatically shuts off vehicles while remaining stationary and restarts when the driver puts pressure on the accelerator or the clutch. The project involves increasing capacity to 15 production assembly lines, which nearly doubles the AGM manufacturing availability in North America.
"Real manufacturing excellence isn't a result of inspirational corporate slogans or enterprise-wide improvement efforts. It comes down to individual plants and factories, down to individual teams and leaders who make the conscious decision to fight for quality, efficiency, and safety in everything they do." -- Travis Hessman, IndustryWeek editor in chief

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Council event
Johnson Controls recently hosted a “who’s who” of 80 senior-level manufacturing executives from North America during an event at our facility in Norman, Okla. The theme of the event, sponsored by the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Council, focused on the “mobility tools and enabling technologies” that are driving Manufacturing Excellence processes at Johnson Controls plants.

The Norman plant was selected as the location for the event as an excellent example of effectively achieving success with the Johnson Controls Manufacturing System.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council is the world's first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. Johnson Controls is a member of the council, represented by J. Miguel Lopez Ascaso, vice president, Manufacturing Excellence.

"It was an outstanding event, both informative and insightful," said Ascaso. "Great plant leadership, engaged plant employees and a passion for improvement and collaborative planning were all key to the success of the event."

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