The New Dynamic Development Center

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Craig Lau

In an effort to continually improve and exceed customer expectations, Dynamic Tool & Design announces the creation of the Dynamic Development Center. The Development Center will perform a higher level of scientific mold sampling and qualification. Currently, the center houses 5 presses and additional space for turnkey projects. New processes and work flows have been implemented to maximize efficiency of the department.

The Development Center has implemented the Six Sigma continuous improvement program including 5S projects. Leading the Development Center is Michael Mundt, Process Engineering Manager.   Michael brings 38 years of injection molding experience to Dynamic and his experience has led him to a passion for developing systems for risk avoidance, predictive analysis and processing.  He is currently working on a new process flow map for the press department, which will help to identify any trouble spots in the work flow.

Michael holds a RJG Master Mold Certification and is Green Belt certified.  The goal in reorganizing the department for Michael is to follow a “First-time-right” process. “By creating better processes and work flows, we will not only see efficiency improvements throughout the department, but will also increase employee satisfaction. Making small changes can have a large impact. For example, a new website that includes the press schedule is shared with everyone throughout the company to improve communication and to avoid scheduling conflicts,” explains Michael.

Also new to the Development Center team is Process Engineer, Jason Sansone who brings 20+ years of injection molding experience to Dynamic.   Jason has attended RJG systematic molding training and plans to complete the Master Molding Certification program in the future. Jason is also leading several 5S projects along with improvements to our qualification processes that are being standardized.

The new development center has provided new opportunities for learning for Apprentice Process Engineer, Keone Evans who says that the changes have been significant and a great opportunity to learn new technologies.

By following a streamlined work flow and providing better documentation, those who will benefit most are our customers. Exceeding customer satisfaction is our mission, and the Development Center is a key step to our ongoing progress.