CASE: Lean-Opex training to a existing mould customer
Boosting the performance of mould tool customers in-house production
A Customer wanted to develop the efficiency of their plastic part production which was clearly compromising their financial profitability and causing delays and extra work towards end customers.
The customer wanted a third party opinion and therefore contacted their mould supplier SabriScan, a company with know experience and expertise in Lean-Opex development.
After discussing with the company CEO and creating understanding of current situation, SabriScan proposed and drafted a 4 week project that was split into two sections.
In the first phase SabriScan experts visited customer's plastic parts manufacturing sites and familiarised with the manufacturing process to identify key improvement areas. In the second phase SabriScan applied Lean-Opex in reality working in close interaction together with customer key people.
Customer realised rapid cash flow effects resulting from improved production planning (scheduling, lot sizes, agility, warehouse management) and from mould manufacturing and plastic injection process and technology upgrades (specifications, design and construction for mould, yield, scrap rate). In addition, improved daily management and continuous improvements in manufacturing process delivered tangible long term profitability effects.
Finally, SabriScan identified opportunities to develop the plastic injection and mould manufacturing supply chain further. The work included a plan to restructure and harmonise customer's mould design, manufacturing and after sales services based on partnership network.