To help ensure continuous improvement in its manufacturing operation Maxtek Components Corporation, a US provider of microelectronics, initiated a year long project to apply lean manufacturing principles in their assembly facility. Maxtek created 16 lean cells and focussed efforts on improving efficiency in four key areas: quality, delivery, cost, and innovation. A visual management system was deployed to evaluate each cell on strict production standards. Numerous visual management techniques we...

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

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