• Selkirk – Nampa – Lean Manufacturing

    Situation

    Nampa, Idaho based Selkirk Metalbestos employs 150 workers and is a leading manufacturer of registers, grilles, diffusers, chimney, and gas venting product lines ranked among the best in the HVAC industry. Prior to transitioning to a lean manufacturing operation, forecasts and production schedules were based on past order activity leading to large production runs, inefficient use of work cells, excessive WIP/inventory, and an inefficient warehouse/delivery operation. Selkirk’s mass manufacturing mentality created large stocks of inventory and finished product to meet fluctuating customer demand.

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