- A company producing air and fluid filtration media also manufacture complete filter units, including container vessels.
- A significant order demanded an improved production system
- Review existing manufacturing process and recommend improvements leading to a more efficient operation
- Introduce staff to principles of lean manufacture (workshops)
- Review existing manufacturing practice.
- Develop plan for change
- Implement change from batch process to line build
- WIP reduced by 35%
- Improved quality
- Reduced tooling
- Reduced floor space requirement by 50%
- Improved customer focus
- Adoption of lean manufacturing principles resulted in immediate improvements in efficiency
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