Better material leadtime-to-production, labor productivity
Meet the challenges of creatively developing capacity to serve rising customer demand, as you improve operational efficiency; implement a pull system through the value stream; achieve enhanced leadtime-to-production; reduce part shortages and increase labor productivity.
Learn how Bosch Automotive Steering increased capacity to meet higher customer demand as it streamlined inbound logistics processes, following a successful new product launch in 2009. Faced with rising product demand and a landlocked campus footprint, the company right-sized raw materials inventory, improved in-plant material flow, established pull systems, created material visibility and implemented Just-In-Time (JIT) delivery using an offsite warehouse. Get specifics on the impact of these initiatives, which enabled the conversion of 52,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space into ten new production lines, providing the required capacity and establishing space for future growth. Learn how the factory runs on an e-kanban pull system utilizing SAP, operating a total material inventory loop of three hours between the offsite warehouse and the production line. All material is stored lineside and delivered via tram route to the point of use in this forklift-free operation. Hear about 5800 orders per day fulfilled with the new system, resulting in improved material leadtime-to-production, decreased part shortages and higher labor productivity. Gain information on collaboration/cross-functional teams, heijunka/level loading and inventory optimization.
Bosch Automotive Steering (Mobility Solutions), a Robert Bosch GmbH company, is a trendsetter, shaping the future of automotive steering. The facility's headquarters, in Florence, KY, is used for assembly and manufacturing, with just under a half-million sq. ft. of factory space. www,bosch.com