Diversified Metal Products - Idaho Falls - E3/Lean
Diversified Metal Products
Since 1988, Diversified Metal Products (DMP) has been providing quality mechanical contracting and fabrication services focusing on the nuclear industry. Diversified has specialized capabilities in alloy component engineering, fabrication, integration and installation. DMP started its Lean transformation during the summer of 2007 with a basic Lean overview for leadership. A successful 5S project in Shop 2 created a desire to expand 5S practices to shops 1 and 3. DMP was also interested in improving its Embed process by focusing on manufacturing information and paperwork flow. DMP wanted to improve processes and efficiency in material handling, storage, and in the flow of the yard. Management adopted an Enterprise-wide approach to a Lean transformation to include leadership training, Lean champion training, and kaizen implementation. DMP also agreed to participate in an E3 Pilot focused on the company's air systems.
Manufacturing Specialist, Dave O'Connell of TechHelp and Idaho State University worked with the DMP team to achieve the following:
DMP has become a Lean organization that is more effective, efficient and responsive to customer needs. The company's Lean transformation helped produce the following impact:
The pilot E3 Compressor Project led to the following impact:
"We appreciate all that TechHelp has done for us. Dave O'Connell has been a huge help! When we get this compressor system project behind us, we'll have a conversation about lighting.”
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