Lean Manufacturing

Lavelle Industries is committed to Lean Manufacturing. To date, we have invested over $100,000 in Lean training, with over 50% of our employees having gone through the training.

What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean Manufacturing is:
a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste (non-value-added activities) through continuous improvement by flowing the product at the pull of the customer in the pursuit of perfection.

Benefits of Lean

  • Reduced cycle and delivery times
  • Increased quality performance
  • Floor space savings
  • Reduced inventory
  • Greater throughput
  • Increased capacity

Lean Manufacturing Case Study –
Lavelle Whitewater Plant

Our Lavelle Whitewater production plant is a great example of the positive impact of Lean Manufacturing. By implementing Lean tools and processes, this 12,000 square feet facility has been able to increase sales by 400% in 2 years without increasing production space. This was accomplished by:

  • Cellular manufacturing (strategically arranged work spaces to minimize waste)
  • Inventory reduction (through kanbans with vendors)
  • Increased throughput & capacity through standard work
  • Visual manufacturing and production monitoring
  • Poke Yoke (error proofing) methods for quality improvements

For more information about how you can benefit from our Lean Manufacturing processes as a Lavelle customer, please contact us.

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