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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company Bal Seal Engineering    
Location Foothill Ranch - United States.
Company Contact   Peter Balsells, President
Source of Reference 

APICS - The Performance Advantage, March 1999

IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name Bal Seal Engineering
Location Foothill Ranch, CA United States
Industry Segment Electronics
Implementation Date 1995
Markets and Company Share Custom engineered sealing, connecting and loading solutions for the medical implant, electronics and
Products PTFE seals. rotary lip seals, EMI gaskets, electrical spring contacts and mechanical couplings
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS  
Inventory Decrease Reduced 50%
Net Profit Increased 100%
PROJECT PAYBACK  
Months to first visible results
8 weeks
OTHER BENEFITS  
On-time performance
From 80 to 85%
To 97%
Percent improvement 15%
Lead times
From 8 weeks
To 8 days
Percent improvement 80%
Brief summary Within sixty days of implementing TOC lead times dropped from 8 weeks to 8 days; profits doubled that year. Unit production increased from 65,000 units per week to 100,000 units per week while average hours worked dropped from 55 hrs/week to 40 hrs/week. On-time deliveries have risen from 85% to 97%.