Lean Manufacturing

Zodiac Hydraulics is fully engaged in the improvement of its manufacturing process. Launched in October 2011, the Lean Manufacturing project is now a reality.
The first project was the analysis of the servo-valves manufacturing. At first we performed a VSM followed by a full size mock-up of the future workshop. Then we dismantled and fully rebuilded an assembly room.
Operators followed a One-piece-flow training.
A few figures:
  • 6 months’ preparation;
  • 2 months’infrastructure work;
  • 25 individuals engaged in this project;
  • 7 departments involved;
  • 220m2 fully modified in Iso class 8.
Targets: Continuous improvements in quality, on time delivery, security, management & increase of the production capacity.