Visual Management Tools and Set-Up Reduction Drive Quality and Production Gains
Lynn Welding is an industry leader of welding and machining for the Aerospace, Defense, Nuclear, Industrial, and Medical industries. The company started in 1979 as a one-man shop with a Tig welding machine. Named after the original owner’s daughter, company ownership changed hands in 2007. The business is located in Newington, Connecticut.
The ability to weld, machine, and fabricate entire assemblies is what differentiates Lynn Welding from the competition. The company holds an extensive list of qualifications from a broad list of customers and is highly respected within the aerospace community when it comes to producing X-Ray quality welds. Customers consider Lynn Welding the ultimate solution for complex welding and machining.
The management of Lynn Welding identified areas of opportunity for improvement including the high cost of finished goods inventory, longer than desired lead times, decreased capacity, and the challenge of sustaining lean initiatives.
The issues in these areas have led to lower on-time deliveries, higher overtime costs, and an excessive number of expedited orders. Lynn management turned to CONNSTEP for help in streamlining processes to improve quality, cost, and delivery as well as establishing and replicating best practices across the company.