Having a strong background in continuous improvement, naturally I was delighted at the prospect of working with him.
He scheduled a meeting for late February to discuss the schedule for the year with upper management.
Visual management is a philosophy that outlines the importance of making a work area more organized and less cluttered visually so that workers can see problems more quickly and react sooner to rectify them.
The company had selected two managers to attend the workshop. When you train employees on the concepts of lean manufacturing, it is important to involve many people, from various departments.
The training was to be completed before the first kaizen event.
With these measures in place, it appeared that X-Corp was moving in the right direction: setting the vision, training the workers, and then implementing.Lean manufacturing is one of the proven productivity and quality improvement initiatives in the automotive industry.Initiated, created, and implemented from actual practices in the factory make it acceptable and adoptable best manufacturing practice across countries and industries.Each of them experienced successes, as well as challenges, when embarking upon their lean journeys.This chapter tells the story of a heating and air conditioning company in the Southeastern United States that I will call X-Corp.This research presents a case study of lean manufacturing implementation in Malaysian automotive components manufacturer.Semistructured interview and open-ended questionnaire were used to investigate on how to successfully implement lean manufacturing in Malaysia manufacturing industry.The process was familiar to me, and I totally approved.Lean Training After a series of meetings with upper management, everyone became acclimated to the concepts of lean manufacturing and understood why lean is so important.I believe that X-Corp paid the firm approximately ,000 per kaizen event.In addition, X-Corp planned to invest in a series of training sessions that taught value stream mapping, time studies, and visual management (covered in a moment).