Workflow Re-Organization for Non-Standardized Production


Increase throughput within plant’s physical capacity restraints by increasing efficiency of workflow, maximizing footprint utilization.


Increased throughput; Improved on-time delivery to internal customers; Observer comment: "This is a different plant!"


  • Product proliferation led to significant workplace disorganization and lack of strategic workflow; no or ineffective strategic plan.
  • Unsuccessful attempts to implement waste elimination measures (e.g., 5S) due to insufficient training, poor communication, and inconsistent application.
  • No system for tracking workflow within plant.
  • Reliance on historical run data without validation of production capabilities; no focus on identification and elimination of non-value added work.
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