Lean

5S Lean Workplace

Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply "lean", is a systematic method for the elimination of waste within a manufacturing system.

Take a look at some of our latest lean improvements in this slideshow: 

CLeaningStations

6S Shadow Boards

A place for everything and everything in it's place.

C.U.T. Carts

C.U.T. Carts

These carts contain all the tools required to assemble Garvey’s standard equipment. When the assembly department is busy, these tools can be used by temporary employees or team members from another department.

 

Kanban Procurement

KANBAN PROCUREMENT

This 2-bin system eliminates the need for purchase orders and ensures that we always have critical parts in stock.

Kaizen

What is Kaizen?

Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) is a strategy where employees at all levels of a company work together proactively to achieve regular, incremental improvements to the manufacturing process. In a sense, it combines the collective talents within a company to create a powerful engine for improvement.

 

Fastenal Vending Machine

Fastenal Vending Machine

Our Fastenal vending machine enables employees to instantly acquire commonly used supplies by simply entering their employee number. 

Cross Training Board

Cross Training Board

Our team is constantly improving their skill sets and we track their progress here. 

Lean Team

Team Focused Guidelines

Keep an open mind to change.

Maintain a positive attitude.

Never leave in silent disagreement.

Create a blameless environment.

Practice mutual respect every day.

Treat others as you want to be treated.

One person, one vote.

No such thing as a dumb question.

Understand the thought process and Just Do It!