Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s Beaumont, TX plant took an honorable mention in the 2014 Find It – Fix It Challenge with its Molly Brown Valves improvement. Check it out!
To improve this task, the company mounted air actuators to the valves and a control panel in front of the pumps. This allowed the worker to operate the valves while standing in an upright posture. This ‘fix’ reduced its BEST score from 28.0 to 2.0.