Case Study Title Description
1-05498 Lean redesign avoids costly facility expansion. Sales forecasts indicated that business could almost double in five years. The current facility was already full, so the conventional solution was simply adding more capacity by building another facility. Instead, IET developed a solution based on lean principles that allowed the client to meet their operational and financial goals without adding brick and mortar.
8-06594 Training production supervisors overcomes obstacles. The training provided by IET paved the way for faster implementation of assembly line work assignment changes by including production supervisors in the process.
7-04369 Quality system audits improve customer confidence. IET was commissioned to perform quality audits for two automotive supplier plants.
7-00860 Flowing dollars to the bottom line. By changing the manufacturing process from batch to continuous flow, IET dramatically improved the customer’s responsiveness and business profitability.
7-98601 Production supervision that is not overhead. IET provides shop floor Production Supervisors as a variable cost so the customer only pays for what they need.
7-96339 Safety first and always. Safety first and always.
3-02115 Strategic consolidation pays dividends. IET worked closely with the company’s owners to craft a manufacturing system that supported their growth strategy. The consolidated operation not only improved competitiveness, it positioned the company to achieve its business goals.
2-01968 Paying attention to details pays off The client’s “Back to Basics” initiative stressed flawless execution in all aspects of the manufacturing process. IET’s skilled engineers utilized their training and expertise to scrutinize specific operational practices for any deviations from standard, which resulted in millions of dollars flowing to the bottom line.
1-99683 Designing for distribution. IET worked with Mueller Industries to develop a new facility layout for physical distribution operations that consolidated multiple sites into one location.
2-04311 Standardized work reaps benefits By creating standardized work instructions for all operations on a key machining line, IET helped its client avoid the typical production inefficiencies associated with new operators and new equipment.
2-04374 Open 24 hours a day to serve you A tier one supplier counted on IET to provide 24 hours per day support until they achieved their goal of doubling current throughput.
2-04407 Take the guesswork out of estimating By creating a better way to develop and maintain standards, IET dramatically improved this company’s ability to prepare accurate cost estimates for customdesigned products and gave managers the data they needed to enhance direct labor productivity in daily operations by 30%.
2-05438 Without data, it’s just an opinion A pharmaceutical company requested IET’s support to develop accurate production standards for a key manufacturing area because important decisions about the area’s future had to be made. Based on the standards IET developed, managers eliminated one entire shift in response to changing volumes.
2-06583 When there’s not enough time in the day So much to do and so little time. Sometimes, you do need an extra set of hands to get the job done on time. IET provided some “extra hands” with shop floor expertise to help its client meet a deadline with important financial ramifications.
2-7 Out the door in under an hour. IET developed an assembly process and final inspection system for an automotive manufacturer that completed production in less than an hour with 100% reliability.

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