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~10% net production increase in just 3 months

PROJECT FOR AN INTERNATIONAL FOOD PRODUCER

 

Challenge

  • Production < Market demand.
  • No people available to employ on production lines.
  • No investment budget for more automated equipment.

Solution

  • Review and change the goals (KPI) and visualise them.
  • Reduce time required to exchange of die (SMED)*.
  • Revealing and systematic reduction of micro-stopages.
  • Standardization of activities within processes.
  • Systematic listening and resolving issues raised by production lines employees.

* Singleminute digit exchange of die (SMED) is one of the many lean production methods for reducing waste in a manufacturing process. It provides a rapid and efficient way of converting a manufacturing process from running the current product to running the next product.

Results

  • 9,8% OVERALL EQUIPMENT EFFECTIVENESS INCREASE (OEE)
    IN 3 MONTHS, WITH THE SAME NUMBER OF EMPLOYES AND NO INVESTMENT COSTS.
  • SATISFACTION AND ENGAGEMENT BOOST
    THROUGH ENSURING LASTINGCHANGE AND CREATING FOUNDATIONS FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
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