Why Kaizen? New Slideshow Features New ControlTek Production Cell

Why Kaizen?

Kaizen events involve cross-discipline teams of ControlTek employees working together in a concentrated effort to improve a particular area or process within the ControlTek manufacturing plant.

ControlTek’s Kaizen events involve all employees working in one week sprints to find ways to improve manufacturing productivity and help reduce operational waste.

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Capability Meets Efficiency With Circuit Assembly at ControlTek

Juki machine for printed circuit board manufacturing

It’s no secret that lasting partnerships are what we strive for here at ControlTek. But these partnerships wouldn’t be possible if they weren’t backed by some of the industry’s most comprehensive and competitive electronics manufacturing services available throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. This includes ControlTek's comprehensive printed circuit board assembly, SMT assembly and through-hole manufacturing.

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MISTI and JSP Grants Create New Training Opportunities for ControlTek Employees

ControlTek manufacturing facility

ControlTek’s Kaizen events are just one way ControlTek is working towards Lean Manufacturing goals at our electronics manufacturing facility. ControlTek is also investing in employee and management training initiatives made possible in part through grants received from the Washington Job Skills Program and the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council.

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Kaizen Events at ControlTek Promote Cross-Discipline, Lean Manufacturing Initiatives

ControlTek Kaizen Events

The road to Lean Manufacturing is long, but here at ControlTek our employees are helping us pave the way every day.

Our most recent Kaizen event focused on identifying products that could be grouped together into a single production line. By grouping products with similar cable assembly, circuit assembly or other electronics manufacturing processes, ControlTek employees were able to create quick-turn, one-piece flow production, reducing WIP time and lead times to deliver finished electronics products to our customers faster.

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