John Deere (Deere & Company) – Manufacturing site, Ankeny, Iowa


Recently, engineers at the John Deere manufacturing plant that produces the large sprayer booms used to treat crops on some America’s largest and most productive farms needed a more efficient manufacturing process to meet the enormous and growing demand for its product. The existing process was plagued with inefficiency and significant full-line down time anytime a single unit encountered a problem needing attention.   Deere executives contacted Facility Functions for assistance. Facility Functions engineers worked closely with the Deere team fully redesigning the production line and adding an innovative staged-accumulator process that allowed for continuous production line operation while any individual units requiring attention were addressed.

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ABC Supply – Distribution Center, Beloit Wisconsin

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