Trane, a US manufacturer of air conditioners, initiated a lean project to get thousands of types and lengths of tubing, suction discharges, parts and components to each manufacturing station. A lean event was carried out and the unique needs of each manufacturing line, including ergonomic assessment and load requirements, were identified. Cross-functional teams of salaried and hourly employees attacked the problem by identifying ways of saving floor space, combining jobs and streamlining the mov...

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14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance
5.3.3 Move materials & resources

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