Facility / Organization
Blue Magic Greenhouses
Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAL) LTS to implement a pilot Lean program in the green house, nursery, and floriculture industry as part of its Growing Forward program.
For this project, LTS ran a rapid improvement event designed to reduce planting time.
The process of planting is the most time consuming for Blue Magic, and as a result of this project they had preliminary results of 30% reduction in planting time with plans in place to reduce the planting time by up to 60%. This was accomplished through visual management, reducing non-value added tasks identified through the measurement process specifically related to laying the lines down for row planting and cultivating.