A 25% increase in plant capacity in less than one year was required by a global provider of oil and gas equipment in East Asia. To help them reach this goal, new leadership asked Flow Consulting to provide guidance and training.
- Studied detailed data describing the plant’s operation.
- Worked with the leadership team to agree upon the correct standards and metrics so that success would be measured and clear.
- Facilitated the team through three, one-week-long hands-on lean improvement events utilizing the following key tools:
- Kanban Implementation
- One-Piece Flow
- Pull Production System
Plant capacity was increased 180% in the first month following implementation of the Flow Consulting team’s strategy. The client’s planned $11 million expansion to meet customer demand was successfully avoided.