At Sereva we have been applying Lean Manufacturing, a very useful tool to gain speed and productivity.
Sometimes, the use of this tool gives you surprises, like when last week we moved a section whose layout had not changed for the last 20 years. How can it be that we had not seen that just by turning the machines 90 degrees we would optimize the materials flow and earn in efficiency?
It is unheard of but it is true. You have right in front of your eyes, you see it every day, but you are unable to realise without a formal tool that leads you.