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Lean production: process and layout planning to extend the buildings of a medical technology manufacturer

Great opportunities don’t come along every day. Our client, a successful medical technology manufacturer, has recognised and seized one such opportunity. The extension of the company plant to an unused factory building directly next door offered the chance to use the insourcing of logistics processes and the relocation of the assembly building to support lean best-practice logistics processes with modern equipment and to roll them out across all areas. BLSG provided advice and support for the general and detailed logistics concept and layout planning.

Evaluation of production and logistics processes based on lean and digitisation criteria for a medical technology manufacturer

If a company is unsure where its processes stand in terms of lean production or digitisation, an external assessment can help – and this was the case here. BLSG conducted a comprehensive lean audit, which served as a basis for an action plan and for identifying areas of potential growth.

Planning and implementation of production control for a new production site

What can a young company do when its own success exceeds its capacities and it requires new production space? In such a situation, it is not easy to develop a material flow, information flow and layout concept based on lean production principles. There tends to be a lack of experience and know-how, with staff already heavily challenged by the constantly growing daily business.

Our client, a high-tech manufacturer of sensors, called on BLSG to help them master this situation. A concept for all production, logistics and order control processes, including layout, was then developed in intensive workshops. Variable and capable of growth, this concept meets the requirements of increased production volumes and at the same time represents an evolutionary step towards lean production. The BLSG consultants were present at crucial moments during and after the move to assure a smooth launch of the new processes in the new production facility.

Design of production and logistics processes for a new production line of an existing product

An additional production site is required for a successful product that is already in production at another site. Many would simply opt for a copy-and-paste approach to this challenge. A large and successful automotive supplier was not satisfied with this, because they saw a rare opportunity not only to apply new principles and approaches, but also to test their effectiveness against the benchmark of the “old” plant.

This was the right moment to bring BLSG on board to help develop a production system that was as efficient and lean as possible.Read more