Category Archives: Cases

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 Continue reading

Case 3 “optimise at the present or at a new location”

STARTING SITUATION
The business manager was considering leaving the present building, with different spaces and roof heights, and depart to another property. Due to considerations of competition he also wanted to reduce the costs of Logistics.

CHOSEN APPROACH
The internal activities and material movements have been recorded in a 2-day scan. Using a Sankey-diagram, this could easily
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Case 2 “continue the pre-Assembly or outsource it?”

STARTING SITUATION
The producer had to make the choice: continuing the pre-Assembly or to outsource this work.

CHOSEN APPROACH
Firstly all the existing standard times were updated. In parallel, the layout of the departments, tools, and the supply and goods delivery were examined. Paths are shown by spaghetti-diagrams. By classifying potential improvements in a short, medium and long term, the benefit per phase became

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