Ansell Guardian® may be implemented within a single manufacturing plant or – with executive management sponsorship – applied as a corporate wide initiative. Based on the DMAIC process of Six Sigma methodology, the process employs five interconnected phases:
Phase One: Analyze
In the Analyze phase, a project team composed of both Ansell and customer representatives discuss business objectives and safety requirements. Using research, data collection, and best practice surveys, the team identifies areas for operational improvement.
Phase Two: Benchmark
In the Benchmark phase, current performance measures are established as performance baselines. These metrics are used later to quantify process improvements – and savings gained through process and practice improvements, such as improved inventory management and decreased health insurance costs.
Phase Three: Improve
In Phase Three, the team develops an implementation plan for business improvement. Pilot tests, program monitoring and reporting are used to close the gap between the existing and desired level of performance.
Phase Four: Measure
Phase Four quantifies the success of the program against baseline measurements and establishes against baseline measurements and establishes new performance benchmarks for the future. Through staff training and follow up, procedures are established that ensure improvements are maintained over time.
Phase Five: Commitment
The Ansell Guardian® program is not an isolated process or an end result. In fact, it's just the beginning.
Our Commitment to You
As technological advancement spurs evolution in PPE, Ansell is here to provide best-in-class safety solutions, product innovation and industry leadership. We believe our commitment to improving employee safety and increasing operational efficiency is what keeps us ahead of our competition – and you ahead of yours.