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"We use Nevada Industry Excellence’s local resources to supplement our management team here at Dura-Bond. Customized training is just one of the benefits realized - not to mention the savings in time and money."

— Chuck Barnett, President Dura-Bond Bearing Company

"Nevada Industry Excellence’s help was invaluable. They contacted us initially regarding the training program and then led us through the grant process. It was a great cooperative effort that ultimately resulted in approval of our application by the Nevada Commission on Economic Development."

— John Mansanti, Mine General Manager

"Once the ideas were brought to the attention of the employees, it happened very quickly. They removed obsolete parts and equipment and made space for their redesigned flow lines. Employees redesigned the assembly process into a cellular flow system for one product line. The Flow Line pilot test conducted on the first product line showed a 64 percent reduction in manufacturing time, a 49 percent decrease in work in process (WIP), and a 33 percent decrease in product travel distance. Most of the decrease in WIP was focused around the product inspection/test area that was formerly the bottleneck."

— Betty Anderson, Operations Facility Manager ABB’s Carson

Lean Solutions

Lean is a business system for organizing and managing operations, suppliers and customer relations. Manufacturers and other organizations use Lean principles, practices and tools to create customer value - goods and services with higher quality and fewer defects - with less human effort, less space, less capital and in less time than the traditional system of batch and queue/mass production. 

 

John Williams, YESCO President, talks about the value of Lean in this video