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Lean Manufacturing

By Ed Mellgren

August 12, 2009

On Dec 10, 2008 St. Paul Stamp Works, Inc. was approved for a Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant which was to aid in the implementation of a Lean Manufacturing system. By February 10, 2009 the planning and implementation was initiated. As of July 31, our nameplate department had reduced its’ lead times from 15 days on new orders not requiring proofs to 10 days. On rerun orders the lead times were reduced from 10 days to 8 days.