Case 4 “new production line”

STARTING SITUATION
The required containers could not be purchased. So, it was decided to make these themselves. Condition: within 3 months, 400 complete sets (consisting of 5 containers) must be ready to deliver. There was nothing yet, except product drawings

CHOSEN APPROACH
All known data was worked out pragmatically. Takt-time was specified. A first layout was set up with post-its, using the technical drawings. Then the details were worked out further, so the necessary space became visible. When the location became known, all workplaces and material storage locations were sketched. The inbound and outbound logistical movements and work activities were recorded. So, the number of workers (based on MTM), moulds, tools and means of transport could be organised. Necessary connection points and lines could be applied.

RESULTS

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In the planned week, at Friday noon, 407 complete sets were finished. Part of which had already been delivered to the customer. The Takt-times of the containers (1,5 minutes) and a complete set (6 minutes) were realised by the workers with enthusiasm.