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Move from Batch to Flow Line Mix Model Assembly Operation

VIBCO Vibrators   
Same Day Next Day Delivery

Description

VIBCO is a premier manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical vibrators used in the construction, food, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.  All VIBCO products are manufactured in the USA to the highest standards of quality and sold around the world. In this presentation you will hear how we meet our customers expectation of “Same Day Next Day Delivery” (today at VIBCO, tomorrow on the truck, next day at the customer), through mix model flow line assembly and test, utilizing standard work, Kanban material replenishment, in-line packing and data-driven continuous improvement.

Presenter

Joanne Pelchat, Lead Assembly & Test Front Line Associate

My company is a small company in Wyoming Rhode Island. I have dedicated my life to VIBCO for the last 20 years. In the early years, I learned a lot about the process and the product. Then came Lean Manufacturing… and this was my turning point. Lean Manufacturing has made me excited to come to work. Lean Manufacturing saved the company! With this new knowledge, I have not only grown and developed myself but had the opportunity to teach my fellow employees.

Co-Presenter

Claudia Brown, Mechanical Engineer

I have been with VIBCO for the last three years and it has been the best professional experience of my life. I have had the opportunity to grow both as a person and as a mechanical engineer. Over these past years, I have gained the knowledge and tools to be a part of making VIBCO the best Lean Manufacturer it can be. There is no end the knowledge that can be obtained but the more I have learned the more excited I am to put it into practice in both my home and work life. Lean is more than just something you use from 9-5 at work, it is a way of living life.

Rating: Intermediate