When the Hoerbiger Corporation of America Texas (HCA-TX), a US automotive component manufacturer, realised that cramped and chaotic conditions were mainly responsible for shipment inefficiencies, the shipping supervisor formed a “Lean" problem solving team with the objective of maximizing the dollar value of monthly shipped orders. A gemba walk identified areas that were value added, necessary but not value-added, and non-value-added, a number of 5S events were undertaken and employees were em...

BPIR Categories

5.4.1 Arrange product shipment
5.4.2 Deliver products to customers
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.3.6 Warehouse or store product

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