We initially analyzed the entire value-stream to establish the need for linking operations based on takt time and flow methodologies. WhiteWater then worked through the entire business, from steel processing, to theming, to shipping, in order to identify and eliminate costs of quality, high labor costs, outsourcing stagnation, and need to expand operations. They were able to conduct comprehensive production planning and administrative reform based on actual demand and the uncovered capacity on the frontline value-added processes. This was a total transformation of the business.
COO, WhiteWater Industries