When approached to take the position of repairing sewing machines in the IPI-Mitchellville Textiles Shop, I jumped at the opportunity. I love to work with my hands and make operations flow smoothly. Not long after I started, I ran into a problem that did not meet our lean standards of waste. This is my story on how our textiles department fixed this problem.
At this point I decided that a better process was needed to acknowledge these issues while keeping the women working and the flow in a continuous forward motion. The Andon process we developed is called a stoplight process. Green, yellow, and red cards are clipped to each machine.