Material reliability is vital for all production processes. If material doesn’t arrive in the right quality or time production will be interrupted. As a result expensive machines and staff don’t work, machine occupancy rate gets down and costs increase.
How you identify the problem in your company?
- machines don’t work because material is not available
- workers stand around your factory floor and wait for a delivery
What could you do?
- increasing material availability, stabilising of material availability
Which goals could be reached?
- securing of production synchron, demand based material availability without increasing stock
- reduction of down time because of unreliabilities in material deliveries (intern & extern)
- decline processing time through higher material availability
Step by step guide:
- analysing: collecting of relevant data, how many parts of a particular input material will be needed per day, where should materials be provided, where are bottle necks, when do down times appear?
- developing of strategies: development of different ways on how to stabilise material availability, think about different delivery methods, could you deliver directly to machines instead of you warehouse?
- setting up test cases with sensible material or simulate high pressure situations and analyse your results
- implementing new strategies and crosscheck within 3 months
To achieve a sustainable (waste free) production it is inevitable to plan your material flow in detail, execute delivery to perfection and measure all details involved in the process.
Benefit / advantage:
- reducing of stock
- increasing of productivity
- savings of warehouse costs
- reducing of processing time