02 Oct OK Governor’s Manufacturing Leadership Award
Yet another one of Industrial Solutions’ clients has won the OK Governor’s Manufacturing Leadership Award! The OK Manufacturing Alliance and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb presented the award last week to Oklahoma City based CMP Corporation, a manufacturer and distributer of HVAC and refrigeration compressor parts.
ISI has guided CMP through a complete Lean Transformation of the business. Starting in March 2011, we helped management establish a new strategy of operational excellence based on Lean Thinking and the Toyota Production System. We then began detailed training of the CMP associates, helping them understand and implement the lean tools. It started with basic lean training, using the Lean 101 class, and value stream mapping.
ISI’s facilitation and consulting services guided them through the process, making ideas become reality. A set-up reduction and cellular flow project aligned multiple machines together to produce a product family within a cell. Other initiatives worked on material flow and waste reduction. Meanwhile, select associates were sent through ISI’s 200-hour Lean Implementer course, to become internal Lean Champions.
The company has made significant gains in it’s production processes. One example is the crankshaft value stream: its lead time was reduced from 85 days to just 10 days, and the average cost reduced by 25%.
The OK Alliance write up can soon be seen at http://www.okalliance.com/2013/10/2013-governors-manufacturing-leadership-awards/.