Väderstad Industries Inc.  
Intermediate level

A journey to world-class manufacturing

Thursday, Oct. 29 Location Code
12:30pm-2:00pm Virtual ThT/07
  • Digital workplace: Kaizen submission app, 5S audit app, MRB app, SOPs and drawings
  • Standardization: Huddle boards, floor marking, process release forms, 5S standard boards and control plans
  • Value stream teams: Ishikawa(fishbone) diagrams, value stream mapping, 5 why’s and poka-yoke
  • Continuous improvement wall
  • Kanban system
  • 5S room


In 2017, Väderstad planted the seed of continuous improvement, which, fertilized with the commitment from the entire organization, has yielded a culture of problem-solving, increased safety and improved quality. See the company’s roadmap laying out the ongoing journey to its goal of world-class manufacturing. Learn how Väderstad used value stream teams to cultivate a cross-functional approach to problem-solving and see the apps it has created for improvement ideas to be shared, implemented and sustained by all.


Väderstad Industries Inc. was established in 1992 as Seed Hawk Inc. and began designing and manufacturing precision seeding systems in a facility located just north of Langbank, Saskatchewan, Canada. Today, the company has three manufacturing sites worldwide as well as sales subsidiaries in more than 30 countries around the globe. It is a leading global provider of highly efficient machinery, developed to simplify the work and improve results for the farmer. This year, the company received the Saskatchewan Top Employer Award. www.vaderstad.com/ca-en