At a global machine and plant manufacturer, the optimization of production using lean production methods was to be piloted in one area.  For this purpose, a lean production audit was carried out to analyze productivity, and suggestions for improvement and possible solutions, including an implementation roadmap, were derived.

Objective

Objective

  • Lean Production Audit to analyze productivity in the manufacturing and assembly areas
  • Derivation of improvement proposals and solution approaches incl. implementation roadmap

Approach

Approach

  • Piloting and application of Lean Production methods in a pilot area
  • Analysis of value streams, process control, prioritization, etc. for potential assessment
  • Recommendations for action and prototy-pe of an approach to production control

Results

Results

  • Recommendations for action and roadmap for improving productivity
  • Splitting the production flow by time clocking and "virtual lines" for fast runners, special orders and non-critical orders
  • Improvement of production control via synchronization points

Contact

Stephan Schittny, Ph.D.
+49 241 51031 0

stephan.schittny@schuh-group.com


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