Jet Engine

Problem:

Pre-Setting of tools is very time consuming, and that responsibility currently lies with the operators
resulting in a negative impact on available man hours for machining of parts. This affects productivity
and delivery.

Objective:

Establish Pre-Set option(s) to reduce downtime of machines with an average expected reduction in
(total) Set-Up time of 25% – 50%, depending on the current percentage of internal Set-Up time.

The team focused the kaizen on the specifications review process and the set up process.

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Jet Engine
Reduced Review Process Time, Specification Review Process Time, and Machine Down Time & Set up Time Reduction from Pre-Setting Tools after Kaizen