Case Studies

ILS has applied lean principles, practices, tools, and techniques in hundreds of businesses. We have assembled a few case studies here to explain what we did for some and how we did it. Feel free to contact us if you'd like more information about how we work.

  • Comprehensive intervention focusing on inventory reduction, improvement of casting and X-ray operations, automation of all casters, elimination of the need for temporary labour, and several LIFT events to improve material handling and process flow.

    • Project timeline: 12 weeks
    • Project cost: $241,815
    • Project annualized savings: $2,620,000
    • Return on Investment: 10.8
    Current State – Value Stream Map
    Future State – Value Stream Map


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