Edwin Gonzales holds a degree of industrial engineering with specialization in production from EAN University in Colombia and a production and operations management diploma from Sergio Arboleda University, Bogotá-Colombia. His experience includes managing large manufacturing operations in the automotive industry and as a general manager of Fundicom, a metallurgical producer of grey iron parts. Flow is now the main consideration, and today AGP enjoys high reliability, the ability to produce in half the lead time, and increased production volumes to serve the market.
Industrial Operations, AGP
Bulletproof Operations. Glass is a solid fluid, is fragile and delicate. At AGP, it is converted to a bullet proof resistant glass through a delicate and significantly demanding technical operation. Tiny dust particles can scratch the glass and render it useless. The process requires a high level of manual labor and handling. These are the paradoxes and complexities of the process. Making the operation highly reliable in both quality and on-time performance brought significant challenges. The implementation of TOC brought to bear the need to synchronize the operations, unbalance the capacity, and replace traditional measurements. Flow is now the main consideration, and AGP now enjoys high reliability, the ability to produce in half the lead time, and increased production volumes to serve the market. The company is poised to continue to grow in its market as a leader.