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Part 2 in a 3 part series documenting the WireCrafters Lean Journey & how it has transformed our business.
Last week we introduced 3 of the key elements of Lean manufacturing (Kanban, Kaizen & JIT), and this week we wanted to highlight 4 Lean principles and how we apply them in our facility.
Nine years ago, Richard Horn came to WireCrafters from Akebono Brake, which is an independent comprehensive brake manufacturer based out of Tokyo, Japan. Rich was brought in to streamline our processes and to increase warehouse efficiencies. One of his biggest contributions has been implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles …
One of the best things about working at WireCrafters is they become family. Over the years we have pulled pranks, teased each other, and “harassed each other” just like a family does. Since I was so young when I started here, I feel like I was raised here and I know some of these people better than some of my own family. I have made friendships that I know will stay with me until the day I die.