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This week we are highlighting a session being led by Grant Eldred discussing lean improvement strategies. During this session, Grant will describe the lean journey that the Emerson Rosemount Vortex flow meter manufacturing line in Eden Prairie, MN embarked on to identify and eliminate waste from the manufacturing process. Implementing this process reduced lead times and first pass yields soared.

With rising labor rates and an increasing demand for a speedy delivery, it is critical to run your manufacturing process efficiently with high, first-pass yields. Bringing a new factory on line creates an opportunity to streamline processes before duplicating them.

Emerson implemented a 5-step process to identify and cut out waste before duplicating manufacturing cells at a new global manufacturing site. By starting the roll out in two manufacturing cells and sharing tangible successes, the lean culture grew to include the entire manufacturing floor. This continuous improvement set the stage for a successful startup at an entirely new manufacturing location.

To learn more about best practices and how to implement this lean strategy in your operation, make sure to attend this Emerson Exchange session (Cut the Fat and Keep It Off – Implementing Lasting Lean Improvement) as well as interact with subject matter experts below in the comment section.