Value Stream Mapping Helps Cable Manufacturer Meet Customer Requirements

A manufacturer of cables for power, control and instrumentation was challenged by a key client to solve out-the-door shipping issues and reduce product lead times. The company’s new operations manager – an advocate of lean principals to improve … [Read more...]

Manufacturer of Commercial Explosives Dramatically Reduces Die Changeover, Startup and Shutdown Times

A leading manufacturer of commercial explosives worked with the DPA team to reduce die changeover time for production of the company’s shock tube lines. The goal: slash approximately 515 hours of unplanned downtime by half by eliminating waste in the … [Read more...]

The Kaizen Multiplier Effect: Team-Led Improvement Ideas Boost Safety, Efficiency, and Uptime for Precision Molding Operation

Company A global precision manufacturer of specialty pumps for personal care products. Objective Conduct a process mapping to find ways to improve cell layout, machine staffing, safety and productivity for two subassembly machines at one of the … [Read more...]

Boosting Productivity of Automatic Assembly Machines

Reducing Changeover Time Client:  A designer and manufacturer of consumer packaging. Goal:  Reduce changeover time of automated machines to increase capacity and reduce lead time from order placement to order fulfillment. Requirements: A … [Read more...]

Helping a Specialty Materials Producer Apply FMEA And Preventative Maintenance To Reduce Scrap

Second of two Kaizen events After DPA helped its employee team successfully complete a first scrap reduction kaizen event for its top product line, the CEO of a wire, cables and connectivity product company again called upon our consulting team … [Read more...]

Helping a Specialty Materials Producer Embrace PDCA Culture

DPA recently worked with a manufacturer of wire, cables and connectivity products to reduce scrap at one of their factories. The kaizen team worked with DPA senior consultant Nicole Snurkowski to reduce scrap on a wire product line that represented … [Read more...]