Process Time Reduction in Manufacturing Areas: Visual Valves Identification on Manufacturing Area specifically on Media Prep Area, Media Preparation tanks to Pursue Agility on the Visual inspections required before, during and after the Media Prep Solution are Prepared
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Time of production process and associate activities were evaluated for Media Prep manufacturing process on Juncos, P.R. The voice of the customer requested reduced time inspection process before, during and after batching preparative activities and process. DMAIC methodology was used to evaluate the production costs. Fishbone, Scatter, Grant Charts, and other tools were used to determine what was the possible cause of highest time associates take to find valves, and equipment in gray area, even though the valves are identified with its proper part number. Equipment and material identification were most probable causes. Improvements in procedures and identification tags were used to perform and established the new color code tags, based on the function and type of addition of the valves. Evaluated process and defined the color code for the valve and established a 5S in the gray area reduced time and cost, also process became more agile and effective. Key Term⎯ Agility, DMAIC, Grant Chart, Lean Manufacturing.