Minneapolis-based Despatch Industries is reducing lead times on some of its ovens. The announcement is the result of the company’s effort to eliminate non-value-added variations while standardizing popular options.

After restructuring its manufacturing processes to permit in-lining of production equipment with assembly stations, Despatch reduced lead times to three days on standard laboratory ovens. With less variation in the product line and manufacturing process, Despatch expects to reduce lead times to three weeks for other equipment, including two laboratory cleanroom oven, two cabinet oven and three walk-in oven designs.