InterConnect Wiring’s management team identified, analyzed and designed a new production model for the aircraft kit assembly line with the objective of achieving one-piece flow and reducing the processing time (and thus reducing the cost.) Management contacted TMAC, part of the MEP National Network™, for advice on applying lean best practices. Management also wanted employees involved in the initiative and to hold them accountable for controlling and continuously improving their processes. TMAC's approach to lean focuses on equipping customers with the knowledge, skills and abilities to become self-sufficient in improving performance typically follows 4 phases- introduce, practice, apply and reinforce. In addition, TMAC focuses on lean as an organization-wide initiative to achieve sustainable results. The first step at InterConnect Wiring was for the workforce to learn basic principles of lean manufacturing. InterConnect Wiring then formed a team with key members to analyze the process with a waste walk and a detailed value stream map to identify the bottleneck and areas of opportunities. A future state map was created and responsibilities and tasks for the one-piece flow line were defined. The new assembly tables were piloted and, as expected, some adjustments were needed and communication between “suppliers” (internal activities) was a key element for feeding the line and avoid delays.