Manufacturing process cells at Freudenberg-NOK’s (FNOK) automotive parts manufacturing plant in LaGrange, Georgia, USA, were aligned with a 3-P (Production Preparation Process), which FNOK used to help develop lean production processes from the beginning of their Lean conversion. FNOK created U-shaped cells and, in time, the cells were transformed into what are called "best practice cells," which maintained what was in the U-shaped cells, but added such things as utilising 5S. In addition, ano...

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5.1.1 Plan key production & delivery processes
3.4.1 Design product/process/service enhancements

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