Continuously improving production performance to meet challenging targets

Updated on Oct. 8, 2014. The validity of this article may expire without notice.

Czech Republic
Roman Rumplik
Graphic Production Department
Toray Textiles Central Europe s.r.o. (TTCE)

  1. Q1. What was your most impressive work?
    I had a great chance to join in the establishment of a completely new production facility for making waterless offset printing plates located in TTCE in the Czech Republic. It was the first expansion of this unique technology outside of Japan. Thanks to my Japanese colleagues as well as Czech members, we overcame many issues and obstacles and we finally could successfully finish this project two months ahead of schedule.
  2. Q2. What does your company do?
    Our company manufactures polyester lining for garments, polyamide fabric for airbag applications and recently also waterless offset printing plates.
  3. Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
    We are a production department, so it is our responsibility to make different types of printing plates, in required quantity at competitive cost and highest quality standards, which satisfy our customers.
  4. Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
    We focus on daily base production control and implementation of improvement actions in order to meet challenging targets. This includes data analysis as well as communication with Japanese supervisors and local staff.
  5. Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?
    The best satisfaction for me is positive feedback from customers who appreciate the high quality of our products. It can be reached only through the continuous improvement of performance of all production members.
  6. Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
    I try to devote my free time, as much as possible, to my family ― wife and two daughters, six and three years. We spend time together enjoying cycling, swimming, sightseeing and skiing in winter time. Taking care of our house and garden is a big source of satisfaction and helps me clear my mind and recharge my energy for professional life.