In 2007 AccraFab began our lean manufacturing journey and continues to this day.
One of the biggest changes we have made is the reduction of space we occupied on our production floor. Before, we operated on 140,000 square feet of floor space. With the lean initiative we reduced our operating area to 80,000 square feet. This has greatly improved each departments ability to communicate with other problem solvers and increase the flow and functionality as parts are moved through production.
Through the lean initiatives, our employees are empowered to make changes to make their jobs easier. Focusing on Gemba, our employees are involved at department production meetings discussing yesterday’s performance and today’s expectations.
At AccraFab, it is very common to hear people talking about Gemba, Kanban, Muda, Kaizen, and for employees to be part of our solution for faster, smarter manufacturing.