Ten years after introducing lean manufacturing techniques which had saved 4% annually, Baxter Health Care, a USA based manufacturer of IV bags, tubing, and bags for dialysis equipment, implemented its first kaizen event in 1999. By 2001 and 35 kaizen events later, the company reported savings of more than $3.6M annually, and overall reductions in manufacturing time of 84% and improvements in on-time delivery of more than 99%....

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14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance

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