Case Study 1-08710
IET delivered real-life equipment performance data that answered the question, “How do we improve uptime?”
A global company that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of passenger car and light truck tires.
IET provided two engineers to be on-site for one week of intensive data collection and feedback. During this time, the engineers captured detailed equipment performance data. Every instance of lost production time was documented and assigned a root cause. Frequency and duration data was summarized in Pareto analyses to illustrate the potential improvement from each root cause.
Material and changeover issues proved to be the principal sources of loss. IET’s engineers recommended low / no-cost ideas for simplifying replenishment procedures; standardizing unit quantities; and reducing changeover time along with other suggestions to increase uptime. The customer, armed with actionable data, was now able to determine the most cost effective pathway to meet their goals.