Well it happened. My first Kaizen event. Actually nothing more than brainstorming a casting part. What we had was a 6 operation onesy type batchprocess. After looking at the casting and the finish blueprint we reduced it to 3 cnc operations and 2 manual operations. All the machines are already arranged in a cell configuration, one operator, pull system. It turns out the machine shop was fixing the castings before machining them. Big waste. Pre qualify castings before machining sounds like a no brainer, but there is the we have always done it this way syndrome. Our benchmark shows an hour of reduced wasted time. Pretty cool stuff. And it isn't magic, just common sense and elimination of waste taken to an extreme level. Big success, customer is happy.