Lean to improve flow, create space and add new products

Tuesday, Oct. 10 Location Code
11:30am-3:45pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Room 313 TT/14
Wednesday, Oct. 11 Location Code
11:30am-3:45pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Room 313 WT/14
Thursday, Oct. 12 Location Code
11:30am-3:45pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Room 313 ThT/11

Topic(s)

Overview

Bausch + Lomb’s Wilmington, MA, facility produces a wide variety of custom contact lenses for vision correction and intraocular lenses for cataract replacement. See how this FDA-regulated site has leveraged lean thinking to improve flow, create space and add new products/processes to its plant. Discover how shipments from the site’s finished goods supermarket create Kanban signals that are passed back to trigger replenishment in a simple, effective manner. On this tour, learn how employees’ work has changed over time as the site has moved from traditional to lean manufacturing.

Company

Bausch + Lomb, an American company founded in Rochester, New York, is one of the world's largest suppliers of eye health products, including contact lenses, lens care products, medicines and implants for eye diseases. www.bausch.com

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants