When automakers send in teams to a supplier factory in search of efficiency gains, they often begin by looking for some immediate results. Typical 'quick successes' include:
Cleaning up clutter and disorganized areas
Looking for areas where workers are bunched up, and spreading out the work
Locating spots where scrap is accumulating and finding out why
Identifying procedures that require workers to make excessive movements or walk more than a few paces
Rearranging plant equipment if necessary.