Thank you for taking time to review this. -Nathan Bridges
This time study was done to show manual peeling tape vs. tape machine that automatically cuts and measures tape to be applied.
This data shows that by adding a tape machine will replace the non-value added step by 38% which will speed up production and quality of taping procedure along with adding quality to the operators job.
Showing data in different ways adds value for managers when making decisions.
I’ve worked closely with operators to develop standard work procedures to help sustain a lean and continuous improvement culture.
In order to implement a plan we must first collect the data. To develop a Creform flow racking system, I needed to know how many parts are used and how many parts per bin. I am extremely thorough when gathering data and when creating spreadsheets.
Installing visual signs along with 5S; these applications are crucial to creating a consistent quality product.
Designed and managed manufacturing of fixture to save company 10K in which we would have paid for a Bluco fixture table. This table was designed to accommodate many models and quick change over.
Designed custom logos for customers.
I created this jig for quick and easy logo placement. Prior to this, the operator hand measured each one.
Designed seem fixture for robot welder.
Through value stream mapping and this current state map; allowed me to work and develop a future state with manager and operators during this Kaizen event.
Future State Map
True product, process, and systems analysis can lead to larger profits and a lower cost product for consumers. In this shipping process analysis, I found true savings by changing our box’s dimensions by a small amount. This savings was impacted by cutting customers costs in half for air and international shipments and cut 1/3 valuable floor space for manufacturing facility and distribution centers.
When making changes to a product, it is important to ensure these changes made through the appropriate channels of production and management.
I have been through DUPONT’s safety training “STOP for Supervision” 3 day seminar. While implementing this program I was able to successfully preform safety audits and keep documentation of these reports which drove down recordable accidents and supported a Safety culture.
Managed all sizes and budgets of capital projects including all steps from planning, purchasing, and implementation.
Through developing relationships with vendors; I was able to improve quality and lessen environmental impacts with our MSDS items.