Automotive original equipment manufacturer believed that its brake-puller cycle times are far too long and that its inventories are excessive.
Flow consultants used “Lean” principles and a kaizen session, to move from a process–centered product flow, to a product–focused cell.
Flow Consulting reduced production costs on a $47 unit by $6.17. They also reduced the in–process and raw–stock inventory from more than $600,000 to $19,000. Flow consultants also reduced customer response time by three weeks — from 30 days to three days.