Process Improvement- Reduce Cycle Time

//Process Improvement- Reduce Cycle Time
Process Improvement- Reduce Cycle Time2019-05-21T17:53:28+00:00

Company Overview: $1.5B Aviation Operator & Repair Center

Process Improvement

Performance Issue

A manufacturing plant’s Month End Financial Close took an excessive man-hours, and continually ran over the corporate 5 day close deadline
Avg. 319 Hours TAT 6.5 Days

Improvement Approach

  • Assessed current work flow & process
  • Developed VSM & created improvement plan
  • Conducted series of structured kaizens and QCPC-turn backs
  • Began routine audits to continuously improve


The next 3 successive MEC’s were completed with less man hours, under the 5 day deadline and wholly within newly implemented processes
Avg. 249 Hours TAT