- Consulting and Value Stream Mapping analysis
- Lean Manufacturing Training Workshops
- Lean plant layout and design
Continental's Lean consultants work side by side with your engineers and production
workers on the shop floor to implement lean. We train staff and stay with you until you
fully and successfully Implement Lean Technology.
Continental's Director of Lean Manufacturing will be happy to discuss your needs and
recommend a series of implementation steps that meet your exact situation. Call 800 875-4557,
Continental's Lean Development Center -
Where lean manufacturing becomes a reality
Continental Design & Engineering's Lean Development Center in Anderson Indiana has
the sole purpose of designing and modeling lean manufacturing cells. This is much like
a command center, where designers put their machine design drawings on the walls and full-scale
Styrofoam models are positioned on the floor according to the layout plan.
With full-scale modeling, customers are then able to view every detail of the design,
to ask questions, and to move models and make changes as needed. The Lean Development Center
allows implementation teams to really shake out a lean cell, away from normal daily interruptions
The results are dramatic. As our clients routinely report, "Applying lean principles
has reduced costs, eliminated many manufacturing problems and increased customer satisfaction".
Here are some actual metrics and client comments in response to implementing the Lean
principals from Continental's Lean Manufacturing Training Workshop. (Due to confidentiality
agreements the company name is not included with the metrics, only the plant location.)
||Mass or Batch
||Production Lean Manufacturing
|Production / Operators
||2000 / Shift
|2,667 / Shift
|Work in progress
||Nearly One Piece Flow |
|Production Lead Time
Lean Manufacturing Results
"With Continental's help, we were able to achieve a 10-15% production improvement
throughout the entire plant by applying Lean Manufacturing principles.
"Continental's Lean Workshops resulted in a 30% reduction in our floor space that
we can now use for growth without additional bricks and mortar.
"Implementing Lean and One-Piece-Flow reduced our WIP (Work In Process) by 30-40%."
--Bill Whitney, Plant Manager, Unit Parts, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
To start seeing results like this in your facility, speak with Continental Design's
Director of Lean Manufacturing today. Call 800 875-4557
ext. 317, or send an email online.