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Applying 5S lean tools to optical fabrication
Author(s): Gregory J. Arserio; Richard A. Nasca
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Paper Abstract

The optical fabrication industry is being pressured to reduce cost and it must respond. Lean Tools can be applied to drive efficiencies that help lower cost. Corning Tropel recently implemented a Lean program called 5S. Significant results were yielded that drove efficiency and enhanced process discipline. Revenue per square foot increased 60% by recovering 10,000sf of floor space and decreasing setup and cycle times.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10315, Optifab 2005: Technical Digest, 103150B (2 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609031
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Arserio, Corning Tropel Corp. (United States)
Richard A. Nasca, Corning Tropel Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10315:
Optifab 2005: Technical Digest
Robert E. Fischer; Masahide Katsuki; Matthias Pfaff; Kathleen A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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