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Value Stream Mapping & Plant Layout


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This is exhausting! Much BETTER takt time!

We're committed to bringing increased value to our customers, along with growth and profitability for our company.

Implementing the principles of Lean Manufacturing has been a key part of that strategy.

Several years ago, we began at the beginning...

with Lean 101 training and 5S housekeeping processes.

Recently, with the help of MassMEP and a Massachusetts Workforce Training Grant, we completed multi-day training courses in VALUE STREAM MAPPING and PLANT LAYOUT.

We examined one of our most complicated fabrications...

- breaking down each step of the production process,

- walking the shop floor to measure a part's "journey", and

- developing plans for better work flow.

Now, we're applying these new skills to other parts & processes!