Flesh Co Continues Waste Reduction with Team Event Using Value Stream Mapping
Flesh Co, St. Louis, initiated another waste reduction team event using value stream mapping (VSM), this time targeting their composition department. The goal of the team was to find process improvements that would reduce lost time, remove waste and reduce errors. Areas discussed included reducing the time that orders are on hold for proof and improving the process for creating numbering schedules.
A primary improvement was implemented in the area of creating acetates used on the production floor for quality control. Additional opportunities were uncovered and data is being collected over the next few months to determine the best course of action for improvement.
About Flesh Co
Flesh Co provides top quality, affordable business forms and labels in cut sheet, continuous, unit set and jumbo roll formats. Value-add capabilities include: variable barcode image printing, integrated cards and labels, label/form combinations, pocket forms, custom label products and a full-service bindery. Flesh Co is FSC and SFI Certified.