Manufacturing Process and Material Flow – Aerospace and Mass Transit

PROJECT

Manufacturing Process and Material Flow

CUSTOMER

Aerospace and Mass Transit Component Manufacturer

OVERVIEW

Our Process Optimization Team was engaged as a partner and extension to the customer team to identify and improve efficiencies through facility consolidations, manufacturing process and material flow improvements.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Redesigned production layouts to optimize space utilization.
  • Perform dock analysis to determine optimal receiving dock locations.
  • Instrumental in centralization of production and consolidation of three facilities.
  • Incorporated sub-assembly cells for insourced work.
  • Optimized production using lean principles to increase throughput.

BOTTOM-LINE RESULTS:

  • 41% efficiency gain in material flow
  • 43% improvement in production
  • 16% increase in assembly throughput