Onset Lean

To maximize our growth and continue to deliver industry-leading products for our customers, Onset has made the decision to implement Lean throughout our entire business. The core idea of Lean is to create a culture of continuous improvement, and eliminate waste.

In 2013, we were awarded a $122,000 training grant from Massachusetts State Department of Labor. The grant is funding a two-year, in-house training program focused on Lean processes in manufacturing, engineering, and all other areas of the company.

More than 130 Onsetonians are currently participating in the program, and it’s making a huge difference. The culture at Onset has shifted to one of continuous improvement, and we have already begun to experience the benefits in terms of reduced waste, cost reductions, and greater efficiency throughout the entire organization – from the manufacturing floor to business offices. Along with our lean strategy, our Onset Quality policy assures that we are committed to making the highest quality products for our customers. 

Single piece flow

Product assembly

Process Mapping

Shadow board

Visual factory

Kanban system

Idea boards

Room standards 5S checklist

Key performance indicators