UNIVERSITY PARK, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - Bimba Manufacturing, a provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, today announced its selection as a best practice lean tour site during the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Conference, the premier conference for enterprise excellence. On Thursday, October 18th, Jim Umland, Bimba Director of Operations, will be giving participants an exclusive look into Bimba's processes.
Tour attendees will see how Bimba employs value-stream mapping, daily 5S implementation, standard work, "pull" methods, visual management boards and employee-ownership/engagement.
"It's an honor to be selected as a tour site by AME," said Umland. "This will be a great opportunity for Bimba to showcase the lean processes that empower our employees and position us as an industry leader."
To register for the conference and the tour, visit www.ameconference.org.
Bimba Manufacturing is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges. Including its brands, TRD, Mead, MFD and Pneumadyne, Bimba markets an extensive line of industry-leading products including pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators; valves; fittings; air preparation and a variety of safety and production solutions. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, the company's business develops many custom and semi-custom products designed for specific customers and applications. These products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries. For more information, visit bimba.com.