Optimization of Manufacturing Space and Lead Time for a Medical Devise Process Line
García Rivera, Carmen M.
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Product Availability and inventory management are key metrics for every company in order to meet customer satisfaction and cost reduction. For this company this are two important metric in addition to space utilization, Product availability is a direct relation between the customer and the company, inventory management and space utilization is related to improve costs of the company and help them to be more competitive. In this case, this family of product was identified whit that opportunities areas in order to improve a strategy to implement Lean Six Sigma methodology were generated on plant. Implementing a cell manufacturing, one piece flow, standardization, helped company to reduce lead time by 81%, reduce inventory level by 42% and improve space utilization by 52%. Lean Six Sigma strategy promotes a continuous improvement culture on the place where was implemented, that help any company to obtain a continuous grow.