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Polyvanced - Czech Republic
  • OEE installed 16 Production Lines
  • Created 40% additional capacity
  • Eliminated waiting time for movement of materials
  • Reduced 50% of WIP
  • 30% floor space freed up
  • Reduced inventories by 70%
Festo - Jinan China
  • Productivity 2011 vs 2014 +53% by 2015 + 78%
  • Raw Materials Inventories down 45%
  • WIP down 70%
  • Customer Lead Times reduced from 18 to 5 days
  • From one of their worst to one of the best performing Factories
Oral B - Iowa City
  • Direct Costs down 18%
  • $16.1m cost reductions
  • headcounts reduced by 294 – 38%
  • Productivity up 34% by 2002 to 50% 2004
  • Case History article by Lean Enterprise Institute
  • Referred to in Washington Journal pleas to Obama and McCain prior to USA election in 2008.
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