I chose this company since it is already practicing some lean concepts with the

I chose this company since it is already practicing

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producing dispensing equipment. I chose this company since it is already practicing some lean concepts with the culture inspiring continuous improvement ideologies. Hydro Systems has continuous improvement committees whose dedication is toward improving safety, costs, and processes ( Abolhassani, Layfield, & Gopalakrishnan, 2016). Additionally, Hydro hosts events like lean concept training, SMED’s, and Kaizen. The company encourages its employees t ask question about ways of improving processes. The management employed is not top-down but rather one that allows the employees a sense of power. As such, choosing this company was important since we will be able to gauge the effectiveness of lean concepts at Hydro and what can be improved on. The company’s goal is to be a low-cost supplier while still supplying the best quality in the market. This calls for lowering their production costs while maintain their quality above that
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MILESTONE ONE 3 of their competitors. To achieve these targets, they had to focus on waste reduction so that they could lower cost and improve their bottom line. More of how lean concepts align with the chosen company will be highlighted as the paper is further developed.
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  • Summer '16
  • michael jakait
  • Better, Hydro Systems

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