When automakers send teams to a supplier factory in search of efficiency gains, they often begin by looking for some immediate results. Typical 'quick successes' include:
Clean up clutter and disorganized areas.
Look for areas where workers are bunched up, and spread out the work.
Locate spots where scrap is accumulating. Find out why.
Identify procedures that require workers to make excessive movements or walk more than a few paces. Rearrange plant equipment if necessary.