Midstate Machine Case Studies

Our Process at Work

LEAD TIME REDUCTION

Problem:

Pre-Setting of tools is very time consuming, and that responsibility currently lies with the operators resulting in a negative impact on available man hours for machining of parts. This affects productivity and delivery.

Objective:

Establish Pre-Set option(s) to reduce downtime of machines with an average expected reduction in (total) Set-Up time of 25% – 50%, depending on the current percentage of internal Set-Up time.

The team focused the kaizen on the specifications review process and the set up process.