Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 1 of the Cycle-Time Reduction Kaizen at Igloo Manufacturing

Today was day 1 of the Cycle-Time Reduction Kaizen for our Greenbelt Edmonton participants which was held at Igloo Manufacturing. The two last photos show the teams in the Gemba, where they used lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping, Spaghetti Diagram, Load Leveling, Root Cause Analysis, Brainstorming, Value Graph, etc. to improve the process. Today, they are mapping out the current state (Standard) of the processes and their goal is to improve the Cycle-Times of the processes by at least 20%.

They will spend tomorrow and Thursday at the hosting company working on the Kaizen Blitz and Report-out. On Friday, the participants will have Bob lead a Myers Briggs Type Indicator workshop.






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