Participation and continous improvement
The participation of AMES employees is a key tool to keep the manufacturing processes at the forefront.
AMES has established different participation channels for the involvement of staff, with the aim to stimulate, collect and manage the highest possible number of improvements, These tools are, chiefly: Quality Circles, Improvement Ideas, Task-Forces, PICOS, Lean Manufacturing, TPM, and others.
Quality Circles have a particular significance, because of its voluntary nature, teamwork, continuity over time and absolute self-management freedom. Resulting from the existence of more than 50 Quality Circles, which include more than 65 % of AMES people, more than 3,000 Improvement Ideas are generated annually, which represent more than 3 ideas per person and year.