Reducing Lead Time for Delivery of Beds from Ohio Penal Industries

OPI (Ohio Penal Industries) is the sole source provider to state agencies for items that it manufactures, or purchases through contract.

OPI received multiple complaints regarding timeliness of delivery of hospital beds. There were instances in which it had taken a lead time in excess of 80 days for delivery. Accurate delivery dates were difficult to determine due to improper record keeping.

Learn how they used the 5 Why’s Technique, current and future state mapping, and brainstorming to reduce bed production lead time from 78 days to 14 days.