To eliminate waste and remove hazardous materials from its waste stream Columbia Paint and Coatings, a US provider of residential, architectural, commercial and industrial paint and coatings, launched a lean initiative. The company trained most of its staff in lean, standardised scheduling, modified the plant layout, developed a Kanban system using value stream mapping, and executed four lean events. The initiative resulted in a reduction of 15,000 pounds of paint from wash water, a savings of 1...

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