Acuity Finishing Inc. (formerly Plastikoil of Pennsylvania), located in Cranberry Township, Butler County, is a full service bindery offering a variety of binding solutions, custom finishing, specialty packaging and fulfillment services. Recently, Acuity set a five-year goal to double sales. To achieve this objective, they need to cut lead times, give faster quotes on potential jobs and handle more volume. Catalyst Connection's Senior Continuous Improvement Consultant, Eric MacDonald, assisted the Acuity team in implementing several lean manufacturing principles including Value Stream Mapping, Cellular Manufacturing and 5S. Speed and output has increased without adding men or machines and the workplace is more organized and efficient. Acuity is looking to expand the lean transformation throughout the company.
"What wins with our customers is speed. As we turn around quotes and orders faster by applying lean manufacturing principles, the sales growth will take care of itself."
Co-Owner, Acuity Finishing