Heavy Equipment

G&D Integrated helps a local Fortune 50 manufacturing company improve their quality, delivery and cost of track type tractor production. This manufacturer’s Track-Type Tractors are engineered for demanding work. Durable construction is ensured for enduring years of tough working conditions. Track-Type Tractors keep materials moving with the reliability and low operating costs expected from this manufacturer.

The Issues:

  • Cost of outsourced production too high
  • Material flow inefficient
  • Delivery and quality performance not meeting requirements

The Solutions:

  • G&D Integrated opened a facility to perform:
    • Engine dress
    • Operator platform assembly (including electronics)
    • Hydraulic valve and tank assembly
  • Designed and implemented the following Lean principles:
    • Line design, process engineering
    • Standard work
    • Logistics support

The Results:

  • Increased throughput by 30%
  • Reduced manufacturing space by 50%
  • Reduced employee headcount by 15%
  • DPU performance improved from 0.17 to 0.07 (reduction of 40 defects per month)
  • Combined space and headcount reductions reduce cost by $1 million per year