In 1999, Baxter Healthcare, a USA based manufacturer of IV bags, tubing, and bags for dialysis equipment, set a team the task of sorting out problems in its Mountain Home, Arkansas plant’s cell separating division. The team determined the product's takt time - how long it takes to make it - and compared it with how often a customer buys it. It was established that a customer buys a cell separator every 40.4 seconds. Each individual step on the line was analysed to find that some people had 30 ...

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5.3.1 Develop & adjust production delivery process
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
9.2.1 Analyse, design, or redesign work

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