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Organisation optimisation

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Applied technics in organisation structure:

  • Bottleneck monitoring;
  • Feasibility study;
  • Continuous Improvement Projects (CIP);
  • Value Stream Improvement (VSI);
  • Calculation, planning, as such models.

 Result:

  • Optimal capacity utilisation,
  • Good relation between
    results and sacrifices,
  • Costs and benefits perception,
  • Optimal lay-out and flow,
  • Reliable planning,.

Case: Feasibility study

Project objective:

In order to keep up with demand, a customer initially wanted to increase output by 60%. The parent company made it a condition that this should be done within the existing walls. For example, the assignment was to carry out a Feasibility study to map out whether it was possible:
    o to double the output
    o inside the existing assembly hall
Doubling, was only 60% more output, wasn’t it ? Yes, that’s right. The 100% more output, demand came after an extra customer. That’s why the assignment was adjusted during the investigation. Given the concept and approach, as described below, it was not a major obstacle to include the adjustment in the story.

Project approach:

Inventory of the current situation, starts with the collection of available data, completed with the completion of missing data from our own research. Based on the machine types, demand and available hours, the turnaround time and takting time could be calculated. As mentioned above, in between adjusted for output doubling. In this feasibility study, the material flow and the course of the machine to be produced were important. By visualising the flow, everyone can see how the current material and product flow is progressing. This is also a good tool to visualize and compare an optimal situation. See graphs below.

Findings:

  • Material flow runs in different directions;
  • Many bypasses;
  • Use of crane blocks other activities;
  • Logistics does not have separate paths between work locations.
Existing situation and proposed situation

Result of feasibility study:

  • output +100% is possible   
  • in existing production hall   
  • clear material and product flow   
  • Optimises their logistics (explicit driving paths)
  • by working method adaptation:
    • Shorter lead times
    • shortage of available cranes solved     

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