VAC AERO’s Oakville Thermal Processing Division has undertaken a major re-organization effort to further improve production efficiency.
The project includes building renovations for expansion of manufacturing space combined with equipment re-locations and new equipment additions to improve part flow and reduce turn-around-times. All changes have been carefully planned using lean manufacturing concepts. In close cooperation with a customer, a Kanban system has already been successfully implemented for one major heat treating program and is expected to be expanded to other programs in the near future. New energy efficient lighting is also being installed in the company’s three Oakville facilities. The re-organization is scheduled for completion by the end of August, 2009 with little to no impact on ongoing operations.