With lean management projects we are optimizing our production to maximize performance. The main focus of these projects is to reduce costs by eliminating wasted time in order to provide shorter lead times.

Together with Swissmechanic Thurgau and Leancom we organized a workshop with the topic SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) in May 2016. 40 participants attended this workshop at GEHRING CUT concerning the shortening of the machine setup time.

The workshop was very informative for everyone. Through simulations it was possible to introduce challenges to the participants which enabled them to develop new solutions. Afterwards they had the opportunity to make a tour of the various stations in our production facilities to see how GEHRING CUT has already implemented these ideas. At the same time our employees profited from the impartial views of the visitors and received helpful ideas and tips for further improvements.