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Setting up continuous assembly operations for machining centres
 
Brief:
The current stationary assembly of machining centres is to be replaced by continuous assembly. The objectives are to reduce the throughput times and assembly costs by 40% and to improve productivity. Our client is a manufacturer of machining centres and special machines with operations worldwide.
 
Services:
- Establish the continuous assembly team.
- Specify the continuous assembly layout.
- Carry out a systematic analysis and evaluation of potential  
  transport systems.
- Draw up the plan for realisation.
- Inform the suppliers.
- Devise a continuous regulatory process for mechanical and
  electrical design.
- Hold daily team conferences in assembly (30 min each).
- Provide a graphic display of the regulatory structure of the continuous assembly operations.
 
Results:
Throughput time reduced by 63% as a result of continuous assembly. Assembly costs reduced by a similar order of magnitude. Assembly principle extended to another assembly area – with similar success. 
 
Time period: 5 months
 
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