Aluminium Chue Chin Hua Co., Ltd (ACCH), located near Bangkok, Thailand, produces aluminium raw material to support Chue Chin Hua Group’s production of finished consumer and industrial products. The Chue Chin Hua Group is one of the leading kitchenware manufacturers in Thailand, producing under the trade name of “Crocodile”. In addition, the company supplies aluminium coil and flat sheet products for various industries. Dan Miller and Vicente Martin visited the plant near Bangkok to provide training on various topics from continuous casting through to finishing. The training also included six workshops relating to process and product related difficulties, the exact topics of which were chosen by the plant at the start of the visit.
Once Dan and Vicente had completed a tour, Dan facilitated a session containing both managers and plant personnel to select which issues were most important and should therefore be featured in the six problem-solving workshops. At the end of the first day, Dan and Vicente modified their training materials to make sure they covered everything.
The next day the 40 participants were split into two groups; one which would focus on the process with Dan, and one which would focus on the products with Vicente. The group then took part in ten lectures and six workshops in parallel sessions, with translation. Each workshop centred around a problem which Dan and Vicente helped the team to solve, as well as teaching them valuable problem-solving techniques. The team then presented their findings, including an action plan, to the rest of the delegates.
On the final day, Dan and Vicente presented their recommendations on aluminium rolling training from the plant tour and the workshops, as well as commenting on the skill levels of the participants, to the Management team.
This case study appears as an article in the 2014/15 edition of ‘innform’; the newsletter of Innoval Technology.