Lean Manufacturing Case Study

In this assignment, review the attached Case 16-2 (4 pages attached) about Wiley Construction, a company that would like to improve the flow of batch work through its plant.


Address these 4 case questions:

  • 1. Identify waste in the current production process.
  • 2. How does the pager suggestion eliminate waste?
  • 3. Have the students and Mr. Alvarez found the root cause of the cart problem? Why or why not?
  • 4. How would you apply the principles of lean production to improve Wiley’s situation?

and in so doing:

  1. Analyze the observed problem of waste in the case study.
  2. Evaluate the suggested solution’s application to the waste problem.
  3. Determine what the root cause (or causes) may be in this case.
  4. Demonstrate your knowledge of lean production in this case.


  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Number of resources: Minimum of five resources. A minimum of two scholarly references and at least two nonscholarly resources, as you wish. No more than 10 percent of the paper should consist of direct quotes.
  • Length of paper: 2250 words; double-spaced pages. Do not include the title page or the reference page in your word count.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points.