Better bodies are being produced by the implementation of a lean system and a reorganization of the plant. The company has reconfigured its 365,000-square-foot manufacturing area for better and more efficient movement.
Brian Nadel, who has been involved mostly in turnarounds for the past 23 years, says Q1 was the company’s best ever financially.
Reading manufactures all parts needed for its product line for standard bodies, other than doors.
The company has reconfigured its 365,000-square-foot manufacturing area for better and more efficient movement.
All bodies go up to the oven on the roof, and circle back to the production floor for powder-coating and service.
A Gemba board allows foremen to monitor how their department is doing in safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity.
A kitter takes the paperwork from the body and pulls all the components needed to finish the body—wire harnesses, lights, locks, etc.