VIBCO Sees Full Potential Impact of Lean and Continuous Improvement

“(Polaris MEP) opened our eyes to the full potential impact of Lean and Continuous Improvement.”

Karl Wadensten, President


Through the implementation of a variety of Lean Manufacturing Techniques such as cellular flow and 5S, the Polaris MEP Team, working with the VIBCO team, achieved several improvements in the repair department.


  • Repair turnaround time went from 3 weeks to two days- 80% improvement.

  • Transportation waste went from 1257 ft. per day to 843 ft. per day- 32% improvement.

  • Yearly work content (productivity) went from 1050 hrs./year to 700 hrs./year- 35% improvement.