Case Study 3-08749
IET created an adjusted manufacturing plan and process that drove the OEE of capital intensive production up by nearly 40% to reduce costs and ensure on-time delivery of critical automotive components.
A international supplier of custom welded components to the automotive industry
"IET proved the critical data collection and process simplification redesign to ensure significant performance was improved in short order."
The customer required flexible automated welding and assembly equipment to meet the varied production demands of their customers. Frequent change-overs reduced overall OEE on a 24-7 basis to less than 50% on a weekly average.
The IET team members needed to clearly measure, redesign and improve performance to drive daily performance to a consistent and reliable level. Improvements needed to be made in the short-term to ensure a cost competitive process and customer demands were met.