Bosch Automotive Steering/LeanCor Supply Chain 
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Value Stream 4 Extended Enterprise

Creating a lean fulfillment stream to meet growing demand

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Location Code
9:30am-10:30am Room 203/204, 2nd floor WP/22

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,

LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply chain partner. The company delivers operational improvement and measurable financial results. A third-party logistics provider, LeanCor offers unique training and education, hands-on consulting and outsourced logistics services. Its integrated portfolio of services helps organizations eliminate waste, drive down costs and instill a problem-solving culture across the supply chain.
Speakers: Stephane Langevin / Adam Melrose
Stephane Langevin is a senior logistics manager at the Bosch Automotive Steering facility in Florence, KY. He has held logistics positions in France and the United States. Langevin has experience with leveling, e-kanban, milk runs and SAP, and holds a mechanical master degree.
Adam Melrose is the director of warehouse operations for LeanCor Supply Chain Group. During his ten-year career, he has provided leadership focused on vision generation, strategy deployment and change management. He has experience designing and implementing lean transportation networks, end-to-end supply chain optimization and supply chain software solutions development.