Case: “increase output by 40%”

Increase output. If the planning can only be met by regular overtime, either planting times are wrong or the capacity is not used properly. In this case there was still enough room for an output increase.

Increase output by 40%


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. The wish was therefore to make better use of the existing capacity. In other words: Increase the output in a normal working week of 40 hours, without overtime. To be achieved by a better flow of materials and products.


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