Operational support for a new product ramp-up in automotive

(04-02-2014)

A first tier automotive supplier has been starting up a new product on a new production line. An engineering student has supported the supervisor during a year, analyzing the operational deficiencies and formulating improvement actions. Analysis was based on scientific methods, including Value Stream Mapping, statistical analysis, time & methods study and simulation. Both work methods and cell layout were subject to numerous revisions during the study.