On this tour, see two manufacturing plants on the site. AstroNova manufacturers cockpit printers and supplies for all commercial aircraft. One plant assembles the printers and data acquisition equipment and the other produces the supplies for the printers. The tour will focus on the cells for the various printers, visual management systems in place, gemba boards and gemba walk and leader standard work. The gemba boards are in all functions of the organization. Some data is collected in Pareto format, for on the spot decision-making.
AstroNova, Inc., (formerly Astro-Med, Inc.) is a global leader in developing and applying data visualization technologies in products serving industrial, packaging, aerospace, and defense markets. The company delivers total solutions that acquire, process, analyze, store, print and present data in a variety of usable forms. These solutions are adapted specifically to customer requirements to enhance the quality, productivity and profitability of their businesses. In 2015, Astronova received Boeing's Performance Excellence Award and also Supplier of the Year from Honeywell Aerospace. www.astronovainc.com