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Streamlining processes is the key to success. An interview with Adrian Jankiewicz, the new Production Manager at WestaTre

Our team has recently been joined by a new Production Manager. With a wealth of experience in steel construction and project management, Adrian now faces a new challenge in the world of timber construction. Why has he chosen a new development path for himself and how will his actions translate into customer satisfaction? We invite you to read on.

Adrian, tell us about your experience and how it translates to your new role at WestaTre.

Over the years I have gained experience in steel construction, setting up a quality department and managing projects on a global scale, including for giants such as Amazon and TK Maxx. At WestaTre, I will use this experience to manage the production of timber structures, focusing on delivering quality products on time.

Do you find it challenging to change material from steel to wood?

Each material has its own specifications, but the manufacturing process remains similar. I certainly had to implement more at the beginning, I am still learning a lot about wood from a technological point of view and there is still a lot to learn. However, my experience in different industries allows me to adapt quickly to new conditions and technologies. I am ready for the challenge and excited by the possibilities of working with wood.

What changes do you plan to make to the production process at WestaTre?

My aim is to improve the organisation of production, from better timekeeping to optimising the ordering of materials. I want every project to be completed efficiently, within budget and on time. This will allow us to increase efficiency and potentially reduce production costs.

Will your work directly impact WestaTre's customers?

Absolutely. By streamlining processes and optimising production, we will be able to offer our products at more competitive prices while maintaining the highest quality. This will directly benefit our customers, who will also be able to rely on us for punctuality.

One of the biggest challenges in a production plant is the so-called idle time. This is wasted time that could be filled with production. By solving this problem, production processes can be better managed and production times reduced. Another challenge is the correct estimation of materials, so that our specialists always have the necessary quantities on hand, and the management of production residues, i.e. the use of waste with full value, thus reducing the amount of waste generated.

What is your preferred approach to working with your team? Do you rely on a lot of independence from the team or do you plan to guide and support them on an ongoing basis to solve problems?

Previous work experience has taught me a lot about working with people. I've taken people out of production who I thought had potential and given them the chance to train to a higher level. The approach that works best for me is to first ask them what they want to do about a problem and then, under supervision, implement a solution, so that over time I move from asking 'what' to asking 'how'. After a period of working together in this way, while allowing some leeway in the work, these people come in to tell you that there was a problem and how it was solved.

I also see a great advantage in well organised communication. There are many channels for this, and even when you have to coordinate production or assembly in different locations, it is not a problem with the help of modern technology. I also like to organise meetings, whether short, daily, or longer, weekly, so that I know what stage the work is at. Over time, the team itself gets into a rhythm and is able to control itself - knowing the deadlines of the projects, it can determine how much time it will need, when the material will be needed, and even at what point a difficulty may arise and it will be necessary to intervene, speed up the process or seek advice on how to reorganise itself in order to meet the deadline.

Can you tell us what made you decide to join the WestaTre team? We know that you live in Jelenia Góra, so it's a long way to Zielona Góra. Is this distance worth it in terms of your professional development?

I chose WestaTre because of its potential and dynamic development in the modular house industry. The recruitment process went very smoothly and my experience was a perfect match for the company's needs. From the very first interview I felt that we were on the same wavelength, that we had a converging vision and that the position offered a lot of independence, but also a very wide scope for development. That's why the kilometres are worth it, and I have to admit that I'm thinking about moving to Zielona Góra permanently, so for the moment the distance is not a problem.

What excites you most about working at WestaTre?

I've only been here a short time, but I already feel that a lot has been achieved. There are still areas that need to be recalculated and reviewed, but it's an enjoyable challenge. The team is open to improvement, which is very helpful in similar ventures. So I think all the plans we have set ourselves are as achievable as possible, which adds to the motivation. I am confident that the implementation of the changes will allow us to further improve the potential of our production team and the entire organisational structure.

Thank you for sharing your plans and vision for WestaTre. Your experience and enthusiasm are vital to our continued growth and innovation. We look forward to further collaborative projects and their results.

Thank you.


Data dodania: 2023-12-19 09:50:00
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