While lean is a popular term on the shop floor, this video will show you a company that didn't stop there. A global leader in particle separation equipment, SWECO applied lean plant wide, from the office to the loading dock. This video will show how applying lean techniques, such as kanban, visual boards, 5S, and pre-staged kits helped SWECO increase profits. At the same time, the company improved quality, reduced costs and better served its customers.
SWECO used a two-pronged approach to applying lean on the factory floor and in office operations. Building a cross-functional team, SWECO armed its sales force with fast and accurate quotes, met special orders efficiently and provided customers with focused training manuals.
After watching Incorporating Lean, the viewer will understand how lean can be successfully applied to the factory and the front office. SWECO team leaders also reveal the secrets for continuous improvement within their operation.
Published by: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Date Published: January 4, 2008
Length: 00:25 minutes