Striping Truck Utilization Project
|Event Date:||October 25, 2013|
Teams from both districts, including paint truck drivers, painters and managers, participated in a series of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) sessions facilitated by Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP). The Value Stream Maps were then used to identify opportunities to improve painting operations.
These improvement ideas included both process changes and physical alterations to existing paint trucks. Each district created and then followed an action plan that allowed them to test the ideas during the second half of the 2013 and first half of the 2014 paint season. Although the Crawfordsville and Greenfield districts implemented different approaches, both were able to complete all of their scheduled lane miles during the season with just one truck each.
SPR-3722; L. David Snow, James Handy, Principal Investigators