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Lean Tooling in Action

Author(s)/Editor(s): Don Tapping, Thomas A Fabrizio

Video Length: 26 minutes

Published: 06/01/2003
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Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights Video Series, this program will show you case studies from four companies who have successfully implemented lean tooling, plus action items you can take to be more like these companies.
  • First you will see lean tooling at Lee Blake Precision Machining and see how they've integrated lean tooling into their daily work practices, saving a tremendous amount of time and money.
  • Then you will see Eaton Aerospace and find out how the 5S system and visual controls were used as they implemented lean tooling.
  • Next we visit K&A Machine & Tool, where a kanban system was used to control tooling insert usage.
  • And lastly, at Classic Turning, you'll see how employees are solving tooling and changeover problems through teamwork and continuous improvement.

This video is meant to be used in conjunction with the Introduction to Lean Tooling program, which presents the five phases of implementing lean tooling.