X Whiting Corporation
Tour Code: WT-08
Day and Time: Bus leaves 9:30 AM, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
Length Including Travel Time: 5 ½ hours
Optimizing Material and Information Flow to Reduce Lead Times
Lean office and lean production coming togetherWhiting Corporation designs, markets and manufactures innovative material handling products in the traveling overhead crane and rail car maintenance equipment markets. During this tour you will see how lean is deployed in this low-volume, high-mix environment to best service a diverse customer base. You will see 1) implementation of lean material systems that support customer demand, 2) cellular manufacturing geared toward one-piece part families, 3) visual workplace, 4) results of office kaizen work on front-end processes and 5) engineering and operations collaboration. For those interested in lean applications in a heavy manufacturing environment, this is a must see tour!
X Whiting CorporationWhiting is privately held by G.K. Enterprises, Inc. Whiting Corporation designs and manufactures traveling overhead cranes and rail car maintenance equipment. On the crane side of the business, customers include nuclear plants, steel mills and automotive stamping applications. Customers on the rail car maintenance side of the business are segmented into light and heavy rail users.
John Zellers and Rock Rosati
John Zellers is plant manager and Rock Rosati is safety manager at Whiting Corporation.
Both John and Rock have years of experience with lean implementation, particularly with leaning material flow and reducing work in process (WIP).
- No competitors allowed
- No cameras or other recording devices
- Non-disclosure agreement must be signed