At LB, we are all dedicated to driving a culture of continuous improvement by implementing the highest standards of quality and efficiency in all aspects of our operations. We are proud of our ISO 9001:2015 compliant processes and utilization of Lean Six Sigma methodologies to ensure that our products and services meet or exceed your expectations.
Our commitment to quality is evident in every step of our manufacturing process. We have a robust inspection and statistical process control system in place, which includes:
- Checking critical dimensions on the 1st piece, every hour, and last piece during the manufacturing process
- Utilizing 3D scanners to document and store dimensional data in our audit system, which we analyze to detect process variation
- Holding retain samples for one year for reference in case of escape
- Performing functional tests, impact testing, heat reversion testing, color and gloss testing, and cosmetic inspection
In case of any nonconformances (NCRs), we take immediate action to investigate and implement corrective action. Our nonconforming material is moved to MRB for root cause investigation and disposition. We determine the root cause and qualify the issue based on severity to determine whether we need to launch a Corrective Action Process. We close the Corrective Action Report only after verifying the effectiveness of the solution.
We are also dedicated to continuous improvement through lean projects. We identify constraints and improvement opportunities; prioritize them based on impact, time and feasibility; and utilize DMAIC and Kaizen tactics to drive positive change in our processes by eliminating waste and increasing repeatability. A few examples include:
White Belt Training
We trained over 31 white belts in 2022, now their projects are popping up all over the plant. We love talking about them on plant tours, come see us!
Pre-plumbing formers for single hook ups vs 40+ individual hook ups for water and vacuum saves hours in setup and tear down, eliminates errors that cause scrap, and makes training easier.
We are committed to providing our customers with products and services that meet or exceed their expectations, and we strive to be a trusted partner for your quality and manufacturing needs.