Corpus Christi Case Study

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Efficacy of SDTs at Corpus Christi The Corpus Christi Experiment, initiated by Mr. John Amasi (Director of Production and Engineering) at RL Wolfe in 2004, was an attempt to employ the Self-directed teams at the newly acquired Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Plant in Corpus Christi, TX. Self-directed team implementation has produced a lot of positives for the Corpus Christi plant such as higher design capacity achieved, job satisfaction among workers, lower turnover rates. After 3 years of implementation of Self-directed teams in Corpus Christi plant, 80% to 82% design capacity was met. RL Wolfe’s other two plants with traditional teams are able to meet the 65%-70% of design capacity. Since all the other conditions viz. Raw Material availability,
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