Lean 101 Manufacturing and Push-Pull Production
MBK Tape Solutions Prescribes to Lean 101 Manufacturing
Learn About Push-Pull Production
Keeping with our commitment to add value to our customers and to continually improve, MBK Tape Solutions prescribes to Lean manufacturing principles. There are seven Lean principles: Respect People, Optimize the Whole, Eliminate Waste, Build Quality In, Deliver Fast, Create Knowledge and Defer Commitment. During our move last year, MBK worked on eliminating waste and tasks that are devoid of value. This year with the guidance from Dennis Grogan, a consultant from Austin-Corp., MBK is focusing on identifying areas of improvement and standardizing the process.
Weekly, managers and employees discuss new ways to improve the processes at MBK. To help manage the flow of inventory more effectively, Dennis led a Push-Pull activity. The production crew learned that the pull-based lean environment helped ensure a continuous flow of production from raw materials to finished products. Utilizing Kanban signals, upstream work centers started producing parts when given the signal. This method helps with the movement of materials and allows cycle time for setting up machines for the next job. With a pull-based system, MBK will improve meeting our customer demands and deliver products on time.
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MBK Tape Solutions values our employees and our customers. We strive for quality products, excellent customer service and quick delivery. As we grow the business, we will continue working towards a healthier, more productive, more sustainable work environment.
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About MBK Tape Solutions
MBK Tape Solutions, a family-owned company since 1971, custom designs and fabricates a wide range of adhesive tapes, foams, films and other flexible materials for component parts and end-user products. These products service a variety of applications in many markets, including medical, electronic, industrial, display, aerospace, renewable energy, construction, entertainment, to name a few. Its full range of adhesive tape converting services includes die cutting, laminating, slitting, printing, product fulfilment and more. Utilizing the skills and expertise of an in-house staff, MBK Tape Solutions provides cost-effective engineered adhesive tape converting solutions and quality adhesive tapes and materials.