Baxter Healthcare, a USA based manufacturer of IV bags, tubing, and bags for dialysis equipment, focused a kaizen event on its critical injection-molding machine area (30 machines making more than 125 different plastic parts each requiring a different die) where changeovers were taking much too long. The kaizen team counted the actions completed by the technician and created a spaghetti diagram, showing how many times the worker criss-crossed the workspace to change the tool. A formal changeover...
BPIR Categories14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.3.1 Develop & adjust production delivery process
9.2.1 Analyse, design, or redesign work