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Case: “increase output by 40%”

Increase output by 40%

STARTING SITUATION

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.

CHOSEN APPROACH

As-is situation
Old situation: 10 machines > 40 h per week (overtime!)

In consultation, the choice was made to raise it to 14 machines per week, without

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