Continuous Quality Improvements

Manufacturing Strategy - Summary

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IMPERATIVE:

Deploy people, processes, technology and capital to improve the customer experience, making Broadwind easy to work with and provide superior quality, delivery and cost.

MANUFACTURING VISION 2019:

By 2019, we will be known by our customers as a leader in all aspects of manufacturing execution. We will get there by a focus on improving and developing robust processes related to people, quality, delivery and cost.

Commitments

Total Productive Maintenance
Advance Product & Process Planning
Flexible Workforce
Total Quality Management
Faster Lead Time
Optimize Supply Chain
Capital & Real Estate Management
Paperless Production - 2019

Manufacturing Definitions

Total Productive Maintenance

Broadwind Energy (BWEN) focuses on a system of maintaining and improving the integrity of production and quality systems through the machines, equipment, processes, and employees that add business value to our organization.

Advanced Product & Process Planning

Broadwind Energy’s process for pre-production planning reviews product and process risk, builds plans to mitigate those risks and delivers overall operational risk reduction internally and externally for our customers. Said differently, this is our “Zero Quality Spike and Revenue Recognition” new product/process introduction process.

Flexible Workforce

Broadwind Energy builds workforce processes that focus on EHS, scalable hiring, capabilities tied to core competencies and retention.

Total Quality Management

Every team member is committed to maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of Broadwind Energy’s operations. We build quality management processes to understand defects and develop permanent corrective action to improve our internal operations and delight the customer.

Lead Time 

Broadwind Energy focuses on operational excellence in all processes within the organization to drive down variability resulting in fewer mistakes and quicker response to our customers.

Optimize Supply Chain

Broadwind Energy focuses on processes to deliver products to customers at the lowest total cost and highest profit. This includes trading off the costs of inventory, transportation, distributing and manufacturing.

Capital and Real Estate Management

Broadwind Energy focuses on effective and efficient management of our capital and geographic assets to drive down costs and optimize our footprint in the areas we serve.

Paperless Production - 2019

Broadwind Energy relies upon integrated information systems in the disciplines of planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance , operations and human resources to drive business success. We continually improve upon our use of existing information systems while exploring more effective solutions along the way.