lasting material availability

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:
  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. setting up test cases with sensible material or simulate high pressure situations and analyse your results
  4. implementing new strategies and crosscheck within 3 months
Our experience:

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