Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights video series, watch how lean manufacturing helped Peterson Pacific Corporation reduce the time it takes to manufacture new machines. You'll see how the paint booth location was changed to make a more efficient layout, and what the company did to add flow to its assembly process. In the beginning, Peterson Pacific Corporation greatly underestimated the amount of energy needed to sustain improvements.
Interviews with key managers and supervisors illuminate how they selected the areas of the business to improve first, and the problems that slowed down their initial application of lean.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
By Ahmad K Elshennawy, Gamal S Weheba, PhD