Lean Manufacturing – The Kaizen Journey

Kaizen Event #1   Focus on the first step of our manufacturing process – The shaping process & inventory of cores. As we assembled for the first time to work together as a team for the purpose of completing a Kaizen event,  many of our team members were “in the dark” with what to expect.  After 5 exciting days, working exclusively on the Kaizen task,  we emerged energized, empowered and firm believers that this process is worth all the effort. Our first day began with classroom training on the 5S process, visual management, and waste identification.  We spent time mapping each step,…

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