A tire manufacturer needed to reduce rework and improve machine stability as a foundation for the implementation of a pull scheduling system. Enlisting external support, Kaufman Global provided oversight of the strategy, design and sequencing of the project through the development and launch of a multi-phased approach.
Phase 1 consisted of establishing cross-functional teams to enhance processes for improving changeover times and reducing machine breakdowns. Phase 2 involved the pull system development and associated pre-implementation work. To drive sustainable change, workgroups and task forces were mentored, trained, and engaged ― working side-by-side with Kaufman Global to actively apply Lean principles to their operations.