Working with Manufacture Nevada helped our team better understand lean and created buy in. This translated into new lean projects popping up onsite. A 5S initiative is now in full swing and we are hoping to 5S the entire plant by the end of December.
Manufacture Nevada helped Kennametal create a game plan based on the principles of lean. Today, they incorporate a 5S program in the pump repair department, mandatory log out tag out sheet, and team members review an operational checklist prior to removing pumps. This ensures that the underlying causes of the pump failure are captured and units are not taken out of service unnecessarily. Manufacture Nevada assisted Kennametal in developing a numerical system to track and quantify failing pumps throughout their operation. This enabled Kennametal to perform a root cause analysis on each pump failure and target preventative maintenance accordingly.