Hebeler Corporation – a designer and fabricator of custom pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping systems with facilities in Western New York and Ontario, Canada – requires continual focus on quality and cost effectiveness to remain competitive. TCIE first assisted Hebeler in 2002 by supporting ISO 9001:2000 certification and has continued to help the company in its quest to employ state-of-the art cost reduction, waste elimination, material movement and product quality methods.
- Extensively trained 20 employees in Lean tools, including 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Pull/Kanban, Operations Balancing, Set-up Reduction and Cellular Flow
- Trained a select number of role-based employees in the DMAIC methodology, including: one Green Belt, five Black Belts and one Master Black Belt
- Supported continuous improvement efforts with four student Black Belt candidates over four years
- Implemented methods to produce a corporate culture that values problem-solving and new approaches to challenges