Automotive Component Case Study
Automotive component supplier
Intermin management on site 5 months
The client, a producer of components for the automotive and other industries, had established a new facility in Czech. However output and supply to the UK logistics hub were not meeting demand.
The business had invested in a new facility in Czech, but the quality and delivery of parts was not meeting the demand from the UK logistics hub. A number of factors were identified, around team work & communication, clarity of product specification, order placement and fulfilment, and batch quantities to suit the production technology.
Creating a combined, responsible, management team across the UK and Czech, with regular video conferences, was the key to the success of the project. From this followed a better understanding of the product definition, leading to improved quality. Improvement to OEE was achieved through faster set ups, but also reducing the number of changeovers through better forecasting.
Arrears reduced by
OTD improved by