LVD implements World Class Manufacturing initiative
LVD implements World Class Manufacturing to improve throughput, reduce waste and assure product quality.
Under the guidance of newly appointed Director of World Class Manufacturing, Peter Maes, the company is evolving its manufacturing practices and efficiency following the first adoption of lean manufacturing principles by the company in 1995.
World Class Manufacturing is a process-driven approach primarily focused on continual improvement in quality, cost, lead time, flexibility and customer service. As part of its World Class Manufacturing initiative, LVD’s production assembly departments are participating in an extensive program of process improvements following the principles of the ‘house of lean’, 7 mudas, continuous improvements, 5S and many more aimed at optimizing each individual step of the assembly operation to increase throughput, reduce waste and assure the highest finished product quality. Sequential methods of performing work are being replaced with concurrent methods to compress time, and functional and hierarchical divisions of duties are being expanded by team-driven activities.
“We’ve embarked on this continual process improvement to create an even leaner organization and to remain flexible and responsive to our customers,” explained Maes.