Our Quality Management System (our Kautex Business System) contains policies and practices that have withstood the test of time.
At the top of the diagram, Customer Satisfaction is listed first to remind us of our external focus on our customers – and the need to develop and deliver a safe, high quality product that meets their requirements. Safety, Quality and Competitiveness follow closely behind, signifying our internal priorities; they are aligned to our 0-0-0, Flawless Launches and “Win with the Winners” strategic objectives.
The next section shows examples of actions and priorities present in a Lean Manufacturing System: Operational Excellence: a sample of the types of activities required in a Lean Manufacturing Environment. People & Teams: a sample of the types of activities required by and for our people to ensure success. Quality: a sample of the activities necessary to drive outstanding quality, regardless of the department in which you work.
The graphic next depicts the Foundational Practices that we adhere to at Kautex - common sense, fundamental practices required in any business: Customer Service, Innovation, Product Development, Integrated Supply Chain, Continuous Improvement, Management Processes
Finally, KBS is rooted in the values of Kautex & Textron: Respect, Integrity, Trust & Pursuit of Excellence