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Lean Manufacturing

Also known as Common Sense Manufacturing, or CSM, Lean Manufacturing is a unique initiative for driving out waste. Using a blitz approach, Byrne conducts eight CSM events annually during which we go narrow and deep to build incremental improvements throughout the company. This CSM process includes review and action in the following areas: Sort, Shine, Straighten, Standardize and Sustain. We tend to focus the majority of our events on the non-value portion of mold building, because it makes up about 70% of manufacturing lead time. In 2006, we were able to reduce our lead time for an average mold build from eight weeks down to six weeks – a full 25% reduction in lead time. Below is a brief walk through of a recent 5S event.