Lean Plastics Manufacturing, TPS for Plastics Manufacturing

Productive Plastics, Inc. management has committed to change its core approach to manufacturing by implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS), which is the foundation for lean manufacturing.

The basic definition of lean manufacturing is to identify and eliminate any process or activity within the manufacturing system that the customer will not pay for or more commonly known as waste.

The basic steps in lean manufacturing are determining customer value, evaluating current operations methods and mapping out new and improved value streams that will ultimately lead to manufacturing excellence.

Lean manufacturing is a cultural revival, the true value of lean manufacturing lies in the organizations ability to reduce the waste that is contaminating the manufacturing processes. These lean methods must be integrated into the manufacturing culture and continually evaluated by the TPS process.

Benefits of Lean Manufacturing and TPS

TPS allows the company to view its manufacturing processes through the eyes of its customers. These include both internal and external customers who are affected by the results of the processes.

This unique manufacturing process constantly identifies non-value added waste or overproduction including but not limited to wait time, inter-plant transport of products, excess inventory, needless motion and defects. It is the responsibility of all company associates to identify these areas of waste and make management aware of opportunities for improvement. Once identified, tier one associates conduct a Kaizen event allowing for the evaluation of the suggested improvement to determine a path of implementation.

Commitment to Lean Manufacturing and TPS

Senior management at Productive Plastics is committed to TPS as the way to exceed customer expectations by supplying quality components in the shortest lead times at value based prices.

With ISO 9001:2008 registrationUL certification, and Lean/TPS, Productive Plastics is able to offer the highest quality products and services for our customers.

Contact Productive Plastics for Lean Plastics Manufacturing

Please Contact Productive Plastics, one of the most innovative thermoforming companies, for assistance or to get a quote for contract plastic thermoforming manufacturing.

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  Productive Plastics is one of the Productive Companies, that also includes Sensigraphics and Productive Industrial Finishing.