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Determine Opportunities and Seize
Determine Opportunities and Seize
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The story of Henderson Recreation Equipment began over 40 years ago in small-town Ontario, Canada. Gordon Henderson, company patriarch, was a new father to the first of his three boys. His days were spent hard at work as plant manager for the Paris Playgrounds, while his nights were spent dreaming of a playground business of his own. In 1971 Henderson’s dream was realized when he began building playground equipment in the big green workshop behind his family home in Oakland, Ontario. Business started out small, producing park amenities and select play items that were uniquely his own—products like Henderson Teeters, Panda Bear Swings and Woodchuck Burrows that recognized the importance of creativity and novelty in children’s playground equipment. By the late 1970s, business was booming and a larger facility was essential to continuing their work. As they continued to grow, Henderson Recreation Equipment learned about the importance of lean. They requested CTM’s assistance to optimize production and warehouse operations via lean techniques, focus on value added activities, maximize profitability and expand its market penetration, especially in the United States.
Henderson Recreation Equipment requested CTM’s assistance to optimize production and warehouse operations via lean techniques
At the time, the company represented a conventional manufacturing structure where components were produced in a repetitive process. Operations consisted of a single shift that was seasonal in nature. The number of employees varied between a low of 40 and a high of 70. We conducted a thorough business assessment to determine all areas in which Henderson could improve, which is outlined in detail in this case study. CTM’s Lean Assessment approach of key employee interviews, financial review, facility visit and a lean manufacturing evaluation to determining lean implementation requirements has been very effective for our customers.
CTM’s Lean Assessment approach of key employee interviews, financial review, facility visit and a lean manufacturing evaluation to determining lean implementation requirements has been very effective
Once lean techniques were implemented, Henderson experienced an outstanding growth in productivity, profitability and market share. Today, Henderson Recreation Equipment is a leader in its industry, serving a large share of the Canadian and US markets.
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