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Railway Manufacturer



Railway Manufacturer


A major manufacturer of railroad equipment committed to improving delivery and financial performance to position themselves as the top provider of products and services.


  • Increase production 14% by year end.
  • Improve delivery performance from 55% to 97% by year end.
  • Become the best provider of superior products and services in the industry.


  • Increased production level 17.5% by year end.
  • Improved delivery performance rate to 97%.
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Case Study

Redesign & Maximize Production

Highland Approach

To achieve the production volume and financial goals defined by company leadership, The Highland Group deployed lean manufacturing techniques throughout the operation and implemented a management system to link work areas to the high-level Driver Goals.

Actions Taken

  • Developed and implemented a plant-wide goal translation and roll-down process.
  • Designed and implemented an order scheduling and fulfillment process based on customer requirements.
  • Installed kanban systems in manufacturing areas.
  • Redesigned and implemented improved layout and assembly flow in manufacturing areas.
  • Realigned manufacturing and support organizations to support new manufacturing processes.
  • Created and installed a system for managing from the shop floor to executive management and delivered managerial training for effective utilization of the system.

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while implementing an order scheduling and fulfillment process based on customer requirements

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