DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) has developed a Production Management Pre-Lean course with up-to-date best practices for three key areas of repair center operations: blueprinting, parts management and production controls. Repairers who have attended this course reported that they picked up several ideas to help them refine their current-state processes in these three areas, according to DPC.
“Through lean project waste reduction efforts, we learned that eliminating supplements and parts delays and using a push-based production strategy were the repair center’s greatest concerns. In the course we offer best practices to solve these problems and then a method to implement them in the attendees’ repair centers,” said Steve Trapp, manager Collision Services Development.
DPC’s business development managers have observed that those who implemented these principles showed a reduction in cycle time and in supplement frequency, as well as an increase in overall gross profit. When these repairers moved forward with their lean thinking transformation, they were able to use these process improvement efforts as a foundation for future improvement.
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