The MTC were approached by Flightcase Warehouse to improve the productivity of their company and up-skill their production team to become empowered, high performing and self-managing. Manufacturing throughput was lower than needed and lead times were too long, causing significant lost sales.
The first step was to identify and agree Flightcase Warehouse’s areas for production improvement. Working closely with the Operations Director and Operations Manager, products to be manufactured were re-classified as Standard, Late Configuration or Special products. Having carried out a Flow Process Map, the current state was established. A data driven approach enabled production to be re-sequenced. Design for Manufacture principles were employed to re-design key Standard parts. Components were re-engineered and sourced, ensuring they were available for build.