Another Lean Design

Goodyear Engineered Products has introduced a universal heater hose system to help auto parts retailers and installers eliminate thousands of inventories parts while improving service.

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The key to the design is a flexible hose system that eliminates the need to inventory hundreds of molded specialty hoses with all the right lengths and bends. Besides not having to inventory hundreds of parts, shops and stores never have to search for the right hose nor do they have to send customers away because they don’t have the right part in stock.

Just another example of how the right product design can eliminate waste.

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Luke, an auto industry engineering veteran, blogged here from 2005 to 2006.

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