The producer had to make the choice: continuing the pre-Assembly or to outsource this work.
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
The planning was 10 machines per week. Due to regular overtime, they succeeded to assemble this desired number. In the existing situation was no evenly and continuous flow. Given the market demand, the management wanted at least 30% more production output.
Old situation: 10 machines > 40 h per week (overtime!)
In consultation, the choice was made to raise it to 14 machines per week, without Continue reading