Case Studies

Case Studies

Objective: A Just-In-Time Supplier to Toyota plant needed to increase the productivity on the Door Panel assembly lines by 50%.

Method:

  • Identified the waste(Muda) of waiting and motion
  • Designed the new line layout
  • Utilized Yamazumi board to balance the jobs
  • Standardized the processes

Method:

  • Reduced labor by 50%
  • Saved 650 ft2  of space
  • Improved FTQ by 25%

Boeing, Portland Assembly Study Group
"I was most impressed with the speed and effectiveness of the Kanban system that is used to control work flow."