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U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center
Flower and Dragon
Japan

Monday, April 30
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: WSCC 608

The project goal was to reduce total lead time by 20 percent from the diaphragm pump bilge and tank cleaning process conducted for U.S. Naval ship maintenance work. Team members constantly suffered from adverse working conditions such as heat stress exposure in the ship bilge and tank work, and this was another reason for this improvement effort. Through the organization’s “improvement activity (IA)” method, a small group activity conducted by self-motivated front-line employees, the team successfully achieved 560 M/H saving per process. A new filter and vacuuming method to facilitate the total cleaning process was a breakthrough achievement for the team. All of the past improvements focused on prevention of dust entry through the pump filter. Value stream mapping, design of experiment, and other tools were utilized in the solution development, a result brought about by a shift in their paradigms. This new filter, in addition to tools such as poka yoke, significantly contributed to the reduction of the number of pump repairs caused by human errors.

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