October 3, 2002 – Lean Transformation Reducing Lead Times by 50%
Pro CNC has always been strong believers in continuous improvement by seeking out the most high tech manufacturing equipment, software and business practices. We are very excited to be taking another step towards eliminating waste in order to reduce costs and increase capacity. Pro CNC has just signed on with Gemba Research to implement a process known as the Lean Transformation. The goals for this project are quite remarkable yet all attainable. We are looking to reduce work in process and finished goods inventory by 75%. Our lead times should be reduced by 50% on production work and we plan to streamline office functions from what is currently 2-3 days down to 1 day. The final area of focus will be with set-up times, with target reductions in prototyping by 50% and non-prototyping by 80%. This Lean Transformation activity will be taking place over a 12-month period, beginning immediately. These Kaizen activities will strengthen the impeccable services our customers already receive and drive increased competitiveness to our cost, efficiency and flexibility.